British wildlife recordings

Corvus frugilegus : Rook - Corvidae

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:13

  • Shelf mark

    W1CDR0001429 BD13

  • Subjects

    Birds

  • Recording date

    1965/03/14

  • Recording locations

    Culver, Devon: OS Grid Reference(284500,90500)

  • Recordist

    Shove, Lawrence

  • Species

    Rook, Corvus frugilegus

  • Description

    A colony of rooks recorded at Culver, near Exeter in Devon. Rooks are highly sociable birds that form rookeries among tree tops  surrounding open fields and suburban areas. From nesting to feeding, almost everything is done together, which makes a lone rook a very unusual sight. With their black plumage, heavy grey-white beak and ‘kaah’ calls, rooks could share the same dark reputation as crows and ravens. However, their friendly disposition seems to have shone through and rooks are considered one of the ‘nicest’ members of the crow family.

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