The crow is a black colored bird about 20 inches long. It is abundant and found around the world and even in Australia. Its numbers have increased along with the human population. They can be found in great numbers in the numerous garbage dumps and land fills throughout the United States and the world.
Their numbers are high enough in California that they have been implicated in the endangerment of the desert tortoise. They are among the most intelligent of birds. They eat almost anything and prey on other birds, small mammals and reptiles. They can gather by the thousands and become destructive to many crops. The raven is in the same family as the crow and its numbers are on the increase as well.