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Crow

Observed: 4th May 2010 By: marinebiologyin...marinebiologyinaction’s reputation in Birdsmarinebiologyinaction’s reputation in Birds
Carrion crow.jpg
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Rob Coleman's picture

I can't quite decide on this

I can't quite decide on this one, but think it probably is a young Rook, based on the pointed, symmetrical beak and slight suggestion of a crown peak, as well as bare patch under eye. See http://r00k.co.uk/corvidae/bookery/images/park32m.gif (Young Rook also turns out to be a rapper!)

Rob Coleman

Alladell's picture

Rook

My first instinct on looking at pics was rook, I also think it is the beak that's pushing me that way

Alladell

RoyW's picture

Carrion Crow has a much heavier beak

The bill gradually tapers to a point, which is typical of a Rook - even though it lacks the pale colour of an adult. The bill of a Carrion Crow is more parallel sided near the base with a strongly curved upper mandible at the tip.
You have to look closely to see the features Rob mentioned - they are all there, but a lone young Rook can easily be overlooked!