|Large nest of sticks high in trees.
Worms, larvae, seeds, roots, roadkill.
In captivity, when confronted with problems, rooks have been documented
as one of several species of birds capable of using tools. Rooks
learned that if they push a stone off a ledge into a tube, they will
get food. The rooks then discovered they could find and bring a stone
and carry it to the tube if no stone was there already. They also used
sticks and wire, and figured out how to bend a wire into a hook to
reach an item. Rooks are as clever at making and using simple tools
with their beaks as chimpanzees are with their hands.
Black feathers often showing a blue or bluish-purple sheen in bright
sunlight. The feathers on the head, neck and shoulders are particularly
dense and silky. The legs and feet are generally black and the bill
45 - 47 cms
February - March.
3 - 5