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jackdaw

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birds
jackdawjack‧daw /ˈdʒækdɔː $ -dɒː/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 HBBa black bird like a crow that sometimes steals small bright objects
Examples from the Corpus
jackdawMagpies and jackdaws appear to be the major culprits and the problem occurs most in the spring.Regular visitors include two wood pigeons, seven collar doves, innumerable rooks and jackdaws.Birds nested in the porch and in the guttering, and a bold jackdaw started to build in the cold unused chimney.A healthy worm population is evident, as I often see a thrush, starling or jackdaw feeding.But not a tame jackdaw wanting a bird's eye view.In winter, rooks roost communally with jackdaws.
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