|Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
| The Eurasian Jackdaw is found throughout most of Europe and into central Asia as far as the Himalayas.See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
It tolerates a wide variety of habitats but requires nesting holes which would originally have been in trees but are now found in rock ledges and buildings. A further requirement is that there are lots of available nesting sites in one place because the Jackdaw is very gregarious.
|This particular requirement was well in evidence on the Morisini Aqueduct near Knossus in Crete where I took the first 2 photos.
It is dark grey rather than black with a lighter grey on the nape and the sides of the head. The eye is white and the bill is more slender than most other members of the crow family
|It is often found in flocks along with Rooks.|