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Corvus monedula spermologus
on Ham Common, Lunnon, Ingland
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Faimily: Corvidae
Genus: Corvus
Subgenus: Coloeus
Species: C. monedula
Binomial name
Corvus monedula
(Linnaeus, 1758)
   simmer-anly range
   winter veesitor anly

Corvus monedula Linnaeus, 1758

Coloeus monedula

The kae (Corvus monedula), kent bi the daw, an the jack, forby, is a passerine bird in the craw faimily.

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kae is thocht tae cam frae the auld Scots caa that is thocht tae be onomatopoeic o the clatter a kae maks.[2]

Effeir[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kaes are sindert frae ither members o the craw faimly bi the white-grey round the cuff, the neck, an breist. The feck o the body is bleck. Adult kaes hae kenspeckle pale grey een. Kaes are fouthie athort the hale o Europe an a fair bit o Asia. Kaes mak muckle flochts thegither an aftwhiles scran wi craws, corbies, an stirlins[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Corvus monedula". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 26 November 2013. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |last-author-amp= (help)CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. "Dictionary of the Scots Language:: SND :: kae n v1". Archived frae the original on 1 Julie 2022. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  3. Thom, Valerie (2008). Scottish birds. Glasgow: HarperCollins Publishers. p. 23. ISBN 9780007270682.