Corvus monedula

RSPB Conservation Status – Green

Last seen – 24-4-23

The Jackdaw is a small, black bird that has a distinctive grey nape and white eyes that stand out against its black feathers.

The Jackdaw is a common bird species in the UK but is particularly common in urban and suburban areas, where it can be found nesting in chimneys, buildings, and other structures.


Population – 1.5m pairs

Length – 34 cm

Wingspan – 70 cm

Weight – 210 – 230 g


Jackdaws breed between March and July, with females laying a clutch of 3-6 eggs in a nest made of sticks, grass, and other materials.

The eggs are incubated for around 17-18 days, and the chicks fledge after around 30-32 days.


Jackdaws are found in a range of habitats, including woodlands, farmland, and urban areas.

They are particularly common in areas with a mix of trees and buildings, which provide them with nesting sites and food sources.



The Jackdaw is an omnivorous bird, feeding on a variety of plant materials and small invertebrates.

Their diet includes insects, fruits, seeds, and carrion. They may also feed on human food scraps in urban areas.

If you have seen a Jackdaw, please let us know via our survey page.