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Corvus frugilegus

Corvus frugilegus
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Copyright: bartha tibor (barthatibor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 353 W: 0 N: 1050] (5595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-06
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-11-15 9:58
Viewed: 1761
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Rook (Corvus frugilegus) is a member of the Corvidae family in the passerine order of birds. Named by Carl Linnaeus in 1758,[2] the species name frugilegus is Latin for "food-gathering".

This species is similar in size (45–47 cm in length) to or slightly smaller than the Carrion Crow with 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 grey-black.

Rooks are distinguished from similar members of the crow family by the bare grey-white skin around the base of the adult's bill in front of the eyes. The feathering around the legs also looks shaggier and laxer than the congeneric Carrion Crow. The juvenile is superficially more similar to the Crow because it lacks the bare patch at the base of the bill, but it has a thinner bill and loses the facial feathers after about six months. Collective nouns for rooks include building, parliament, clamour and storytelling. Their nesting patterns gave rise to the term rookery.

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Ciao Tibi, my today neighbour, great capture of lovely corvus in fantastic fly, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-15 11:15]

Hello Tibi,
Nice photo of this Rook in flight. Good sharpness and natural colours. Fine composition.

Ciao Barha.
Ottima foto di questo esemplare di Corvo fotografato con un’eccellente nitidezza,e splendidi colori naturali. Non capisco il particolare della zampa.
Ciao Marco.

Hi Tibi,
it looks like an aircraft take off :)
Perfect point of view. Nice composition. Very good details.
Have a nice evening,


Fine shot of this species of Corvus. This old crow looks like he lost his foot somewhere along the line! Did a workshop to lighten the under wing. Hope you like.


Good morning Tibi
Fantastic in flight capture of this bird.I think You might have done a heavy crop but it's an excellent capture.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

hello Tibi
very nice picture with good details and lovely
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-11-17 8:09]

Hello Tibi.
You have caught this one well. Sky is a bit bland but that must be the way it was on the day.Regards Siggi

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