Rook (Corvus frugilegus)

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Bare, greyish-white face, thinner beak and peaked head make it distinguishable from the carrion crow. Rooks are very sociable birds, and you’re not likely to see one on its own. Rooks feed and roost in flocks in winter, often together with jackdaws.

Where does it live?

Rooks prefer lowland farmland - open fields, especially grassland, and plenty of tall trees close by where they build their nests together in a rookery.
Similar to breeding habitats

Where to see it

Rooks are most usually seen in flocks in open fields, or feeding in small groups along a roadside. They will come into town parks and villages but largely keep clear of the middle of big towns and cities. They are absent from the far north west of Scotland.

What does it eat?

Worms, grain and insects

What does it sound like?

A cawing 'kaah' call; song of squeaks and croaks

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When to see it

All year round.

Species Looking Alike

Carrion crow, Jackdaw