PARLIAMENT OF ROOKS

I’m sitting here at my laptop and looking out of the window, where the rooks are all congregating in one tree and making a real racket.  So I looked up the collective noun – apparently we can say a ‘parliament, building, clamour or storytelling’ of rooks.

Love it.  Think I’ll settle for ‘parliament’.  The noise is most reminiscent of the House of Commons at PM’s Questions 

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18 thoughts on “PARLIAMENT OF ROOKS

  1. 🙂 I do love rooks and crows in fact…:)what excellent collective terms for them!!! I rather like a ‘clamour’ or ‘storytelling’ of rooks… but they are all wonderful terms!

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  2. We have often seen the equivalent with sea birds on rocks, or, promontories. I am sure I have posted a picture or two in the past. Apart from evocations of rumbustious humanoid activity in a gathering under Gothic roofs the meeting of birds is very sociable, most of the time.

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  3. We don’t have rooks in my corner of London, but we do have carrion crows, for which the collective noun is a “murder”.

    Rooks, crows, magpies, jays are corvidae – members of the crow family. Not the nicest birds!

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