Rook
Rook (UK)
Recordings 
Scientific Name 
Corvus frugilegus
Arabic Name 
الغداف
Kuwaiti name 
غراب
Family 
Length 
46.0 cm
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Least Concern

Information

Extremely rare vagrant. An accidental visitor from further north reported only three times in Kuwait. Perhaps isolated birds may sometimes move this far south due to severe winter weather in Iran and Iraq.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 3 records for Kuwait with the last from Shuwaikh Port in the Free Trade Zone in December 2006 and was possibly ship-assisted.
In the world 
It has an extremely large range but the population is suspected to be in decline following considerable decreases, especially in the east Asian populations. Its range extends throughout Europe and Asia. They 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. In captivity, when confronted with problems, Rooks have been documented as one of several species of birds capable of using tools to obtain a goal.
Local threats 
Trapping for the illegal bird market