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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
Date Submitted: 2012-10-08 11:34
Viewed: 1564
Points: 18
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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 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, great inflight capture of lovely corvus, good focus, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Tibi,
really nice photo. Perfect composition. Many details.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

Ciao Bartha,
ottima cattura , perfetto POV complimenti
Ciao Vanni

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-08 12:18]

Hello Tibi,
Nice close-up of this Rook in flight. Beautiful natural colours and a fine composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-10-08 12:23]

Hello Tibi,
Wonderful Corvus in a great composition. Very good timing. Beautiful colours.
Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-08 15:38]

Hi Tibi,very very nice capture of this black corvus,i like the spectacular details on the face and body,excellent and original wings position too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-10-08 23:33]

Szia Tibi,
Na, ezt jó elkaptad, remek éles részletek, csillogó tollazat, nagyszerű fotó, gratulálok!
Szia, Jóska

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-10-09 4:37]

Hello Tibi,
Like a plane your Corvus! A little too like a flying witch! Interesting composition and quite good sharpness.
Kind regards
Anne

hello Tibi
great sharpness and good details
i like this picture
great shot
thanks greeting lou

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