English: Rook, Eurasian Rook
Mongolian: Турлиах хэрээ, Турлиах
French: Corbeau freux
Japanese: ミヤマガラス (Miyama-garasu)
Body length: 44-46 cm
Wing span: 81-99 cm
Breeding visitor /partial migrant
Breeding season: May-August
Egg number: 3-5 (occasionally 6-9)
Egg colour: Greenish-buff with olive-green
mottles, large blotches, spots.
1 per year
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least concern
Food: Grasshoppers, crickets, spiders, earth
worms, snails and plant matter.
Habitat: Breeding pairs build their nest in
trees of deciduous, coniferous, and mixed forests in high mountain forests,
mountain taiga forests, forest steppe, river valleys, patched woodlands in
steppe, river valleys, patched woodlands in steppe and planted trees near
settlements. Nests is placed at the top of larger trees in colonies formed in
groups of adjacent trees and may be very close to each other.