Will rooks attack one of their own?
Hi Vivienne, being part of the crow family Rooks are very social and intelligent birds. I'm not an expert but I believe they have been know to attack their own species, particularly a sick or injured bird. I have witnessed vicious attacks between Magpies which are part of the same covidae family so although its not something you would see every day I think the answer would be a tentative yes. Jackdaws can attack other Jackdaws and their offspring. especially during breeding season when prime nesting spots can be fought over, as you may have seen a year or two back on BBC Springwatch program. Fights could also be over a mate or food as well. Once again I'm no expert, these are just my own opinions from what I have witnessed myself.
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