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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Rook

Hebrides bird sightings - Rook

Rook

Corvus frugileus

Gaelic: Ròcas

Photograph © Debbie Bozkurt
Stornoway - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
2nd March, 2007

Our Rook photographs

Rook

Rook

 

  • Rook
  • Corvus frugileus
  • Gaelic: Ròcas
  • WI: Uncommon resident breeder (10-99 breeding pairs) in Stornoway Castle Grounds. Otherwise uncommon winter visitor (recorded in low numbers each year)

 

Prominent light-coloured bare skin patch around the base of the adult rook's bill.
Loose-looking feathers on the legs looking like short baggy trousers!

 

"A crow in a crowd is a rook, a rook on it's own is a crow" (A Yorkshire saying)

 

Rook records in the Western Isles

Uncommon resident breeder (10-99 breeding pairs) in Stornoway Castle Grounds. Otherwise uncommon winter visitor (recorded in low numbers each year)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)

Approximately 65 nests


On the chart below the darker the shade of blue the more abundant the Rook is during a month or the more likely you are to see it.

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F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

 

Debbie's online photo album

Other local bird photographs

Sources of information for the bird sightings section


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