Story: Introduced land birds


Rooks have a fierce beak and glossy feathers. The rook is the only member of the crow family in New Zealand, as the two endemic New Zealand ravens are now extinct.

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Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Rooks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015