British wildlife recordings

Corvus frugilegus : Rook - Corvidae

  • Add a note
    Log in to add a note at the bottom of this page.
  • All notes
  • My notes
  • Hide notes
Please click to leave a note

The British Library Board acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors to this recording and the rights of those not identified.
Legal and ethical usage »

Tags (top 25):
(No tags found for this item)
  • Type


  • Duration


  • Shelf mark

    W1CDR0001430 BD17

  • Subjects


  • Recording date


  • 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.

  • Metadata record:

    View full metadata for this item