Photo: Stuart Elsom/Vireo

Eurasian Jackdaw

Corvus monedula

This small Eurasian crow staged a minor invasion of northeastern North America in the early to mid 1980s, with singles and small groups found in several states and provinces, and up to 50 at one spot in Quebec. These birds may have ridden on ships for part or all of their crossing of the Atlantic. There have been only a few records since 1986.
Family Crows, Magpies, Jays
This small Eurasian crow staged a minor invasion of northeastern North America in the early to mid 1980s, with singles and small groups found in several states and provinces, and up to 50 at one spot in Quebec. These birds may have ridden on ships for part or all of their crossing of the Atlantic. There have been only a few records since 1986.
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Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds

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Songs and Calls
“chjak” – higher-pitched than other crow species.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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