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Near Aviemore, Scotland
United Kingdom


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 544 mm
Exposure 1/250, f/5.6, ISO 800 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Passeriformes   Family  Corvidae

Deutsch  Saatkrähe Dutch  Roek
Italian  Corvo eurasiatico Spanish  Graja


Adult rooks are distinguished from carrion crows by the bare grey-white skin around the base of their bill. Their communal nesting behaviour gave rise to the term rookery. They probe the ground with their strong bill to feed from earthworms and insect larvae. In captivity, they have been documented as one of several species of birds capable of using tools to obtain a goal.



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Corvus frugilegus
Corbeau freux

Jean-Michel PAULUS