Story: Hawke’s Bay region

Rook call (1st of 3)

Rooks have a distinctive harsh call, which makes them very unpopular with the human inhabitants of Hawke’s Bay. They are also skilled at stripping horticultural crops of their edible parts, elevating them to true pest status.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/natural-sounds/23884/rook-call (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Jul 2015