Rook

Name: Rook

Scientific name: Corvus frugilegus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 20

What are nature stars?

About: A large crow, about 45cm long. Rooks make big nests out of twigs in the top of trees, and gather in sometimes large colonies known as 'rookeries', often nesting in villages and graveyards. They are birds of farmland and grassland. They feed on insects suc

How to identify: Told from the similar sized Carrion Crow by the bare white skin around the face and the shaggy 'baggy trousers' of feathers around the legs.

Where: Widespread. You can often see rooks poking aorund in road verges for food. They often seem amazingly close to cars speeding by - but don't seem to mind!

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 40
  • Agility: 40
  • Rarity: 20
  • Cute factor: 10
  • Traveller: 30

Fantastic fact: A Rook on its own is a Crow. A Crow in a crowd is a Rook

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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