Corvus frugilegus

(C. f. frugilegus)

Armenian Name: Սերմնաքաղ

See Plate 60 for Rook and other similar species

Resident Status: Year-round resident
Abundance: Common
Length:44-46 cm, Wing Span:81-99 cm
Distribution Map: Map 343.
Adult: Glossy black bird with bare whitish skin at base of long bill.
Juvenile: Dull black plumage with black feathering around base of bill.
Behavior: Gregarious and noisy. Breeds colonially in group of nests called a rookery.
Habitat: Mountain steppe, crop and hay fields, orchards, suburban parks.
Food: Invertebrates, seeds, carrion.
Nest: Large cup of sticks and twigs, lined with finer roots and twigs in fork of branches high in tree or electrical pylon.
Eggs: 40 mm, 2-6, pale blue, dark green or blackish spots and lines.