Two rooks perched on fence post

Rook

Rooks often earned the ire of farmers for their omnivorous diet which includes seeds and root crops. In spite of their reputation for intelligence, they can't tell the difference between discarded turnips, those that a farmer has put out for his sheep and those which he wishes to sell.

Scientific name: Corvus frugilegus

Rank: Species

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Distribution

Map showing the distribution of the Rook taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

The Rook can be found in a number of locations including: Asia, China, Europe, Mediterranean, Russia, United Kingdom, Wales. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.

Habitats

The following habitats are found across the Rook distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status

Least Concern

  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Year assessed: 2009

Classified by: IUCN 3.1

Sounds

BBC News about Rook

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