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Rook
Corvus frugilegus
Size: 42-48cm
UK Status: very common resident breader / winter visitor

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Large black member of the crow family. Similar to Carrion Crow, distinguished at close range by paler bill and patch of pale bare skin at back of bill. Also has flatter forehead giving subtle appearance of peaked crown. Also habitually different, nesting in large groups known as 'rookeries' in copses and small groups of trees. Often seen feeding in fields in large numbers, sometimes with Jackdaw groups. More specific about habitat than Carrion Crow, mainly found in areas of arable farming where there are scattered trees or copses.

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