An European jackdaw crow politely asks for a sip of water from a sealed bottle... 

The western jackdaw (Corvus monedula), also known as the Eurasian jackdaw, European jackdaw, Western Jackdaw, or simply jackdaw, is a passerine bird in the crow family.

Found across Europe, western Asia and North Africa, it is mostly resident, although northern and eastern populations migrate south in winter. Four subspecies are recognised, which mainly differ in the colouration of the plumage on the head and nape. Linnaeus first described it formally, giving it the name Corvus monedula.

Later analysis of its DNA suggests that, with its closest relative the Daurian jackdaw, it is an early offshoot from the genus Corvus, and possibly distinct enough to warrant reclassification in a separate genus, Coloeus.

The common name derives from the word "jack", meaning "small", and "daw", the native English name for the bird.


Responses to "A Very smart Thirsty Crow comes to Humans for Help (VIDEO)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    That´s really nice of the people.

  2. Unknown says:

    GIVE IT WATER...geez! poor thing! glad they finally did!

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  4. bmfilip says:

    That is amazing....I think it is so cool how he let them know he wanted water. Thank you for sharing this.

  5. Unknown says:

    so sweet, and patient...lovely bird.

  6. These are really beautiful

  7. Unknown says:

    Yeah but it took them long enough to figure out what the bird wanted! Any dunce would have figured out the bird wanted water.

  8. Unknown says:

    I know, right?! It took them forever, then the idiot kid spills the first one!

  9. Unknown says:

    That kid is terrified of that bird, but at least he tried. Good lad.

  10. Lexy Tvv says:

    The kid was scare initially.. The parent wasn't. Nice video.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Well done Russell Crow , I am entertained !

  12. Lovely interaction with a very bright bird. I'm surprised to read above the explanation of its name with no mention of its call. They make a frequent and distinct "Jack" sound. I would have thought that this would have been one of the major factors in the origin of its name.

  13. Morgana says:

    My poor baby so thirsty and the little jerk afraid of the bird

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