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jackdaw noted for its inquisitiveness, its ability to mimic the sound of words, and its propensity to steal bright objects. It is also mentioned allusively in reference to the fable of a jackdaw which decked itself out in peacock's feathers to impress the other birds.

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jackdaw Gregarious black-and-grey bird that frequents open country near buildings or cliffs. Smaller than its relative, the crow, it has a grey head and white-rimmed eyes. It lives in colonies. Family Corvidae; species Corvus monedula.

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jack·daw / ˈjakˌdô/ • n. a small, gray-headed Eurasian crow (genus Corvus, esp. C. monedula) that typically nests in tall buildings and chimneys.

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jackdaw XVI. f. JACK1 + DAW.

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