British wildlife recordings
Corvus frugilegus : Rook - Corvidae
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Culver, Devon: OS Grid Reference(284500,90500)
Rook, Corvus frugilegus
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.