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Unidentified - similar to rook, but brown (1 Viewer)

dreuy

New member
I'm in a suburban area, with many rooks. Today I saw a group walking on a patch of grass, but one was different. Looked very like a rook, and walked and hopped exactly as the others, but it was dark brown, with beige wings.

Never seen anything similar in the area before, and can'r find it in the bird ID books or websites.

Any suggestions?
 

James Emerson

Norwich Birder
Hi.

No species spring to mind that would resemble Rook with those colours. However, your bird may have been a leucistic Rook or one with a similar pigment deficiency. Leucistic birds often appear sandy or beige coloured.

Regards,
James

I'm in a suburban area, with many rooks. Today I saw a group walking on a patch of grass, but one was different. Looked very like a rook, and walked and hopped exactly as the others, but it was dark brown, with beige wings.

Never seen anything similar in the area before, and can'r find it in the bird ID books or websites.

Any suggestions?
 

TerryL

Well-known member
I've been wating for a reply for this as i seen a jackdaw last week similarly coloured , leucism was my own explanation too.
 

dreuy

New member
Thanks for that info - we have several with one or two white feathers, but I've never seen one like that before.
 

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