Bird life in Paris has been in general sadly lacking. Funnily enough sparrows, crows and pigeons look the same anywhere in the world. I had one minor breakthrough in the bird drought though when we spotted a good sized black and white bird as we walked past a small park.
Turns out he is a Parisienne magpie. With less separation of black and white than our magpies have, his plumage also sported a navy and a green hue in different parts. Quite a handsome fellow, I was happy to see him. Will double check details when I can again get online and do some research. Oh, the woes of no Internet access.