Scientific name: Corvus frugilegus
Nature Stars: 20
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!
Fantastic fact: A Rook on its own is a Crow. A Crow in a crowd is a Rook
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc