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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Jack Daw

JACK DAW, or DAW, in ornithology, Colæus or Corvus monedula, the smallest of crows, being but 13 inches in length. The general color is black, with a grayish shade on the margins of the feathers, the back and wings purplish; the crown of the head is glossy blue-black, forming a cap; the neck hoary-gray, the bill and feet black, the eye bluish-white.

Source: “Jack Daw,” Collier's New Encyclopedia, V (New York: P.F. Collier & Son Company, 1921), p. 220.