Jackdaws are sometimes confused with other corvids, but they are easy to recognise by their size (considerably smaller than the black crow and rook), the silver-grey sides of their head and their bright, light-grey eyes. They feel at home in the built environment. Within Tapijn, jackdaws walk and fly around in small groups in search of food. Within jackdaw groups, there is a social structure with a pecking order (dominance hierarchy) and intrigues.
Relationship with humans
Why we do what we do
Jackdaws do not need people at all, but they do manage very well in the presence of people and make good use of the opportunities given. Jackdaws benefit from both additional nesting places and food within the urban environment.