Mobile bird identification
Adult Male and Female
The Rook is a large glossy black bird with loose ragged leg feathers and white bare skin around the base of it's bill.
Rook Corvus frugilegus
Thanks to:https://www.flickr.com/photos/27126314@N03/ (Modified)
Common resident breeder across most of Europe except very North and Mediterranean area.
A bird of farmland with scattered large trees where it nests in small to large colonies, church yards and village squares being particularly favoured.
The sound of a Rook colony is part of the British countryside, loud colonies are hard to ignore especially as they most often choose sites alongside human habitation.
Species: C. frugilegus
Glossy black body
Bare white skin around bill
Ragged thigh feathers (Carrion Crow has smooth feathers)
Rounded tail (Carrion Crow has square tail)
Note the pointed top to this birds head, the Carrion Crow has a much flatter head.
Round tail, pointed wings, medium size, pointed bill.
Greyish colour, small size, short wings.
Diamond tail, fingered wings, long neck, largest crow.
Square tail, medium size, short neck.
Square tail, medium size, short neck, grey body.