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The American crow is not to be confused with the lookalike common raven (Corvus corax), a much larger and protected bird most frequently found in the high-desert terrain of the western United States.
The agency has also gunned down the brown-headed cowbird, boat-tailed grackle, common raven, American crow, fish crow and waterfowl and wading birds that relish the coastal wetlands neighboring Kennedy, such as the wood duck, bufflehead, American wigeon, semipalmated plover, sanderling, least sandpiper, black-crowned night heron, great egret and cattle egret, according to Port Authority records.
The common raven Corvus corax is the most widespread member of the Corvidae Family in the world .
The Common Raven (Corvus corax) is native to the deserts of southern California but its abundance in the Mojave Desert has grown substantially in recent years.
So take a listen to an ivory-billed woodpecker, common loon, marbled wood quail, satin bowerbird, red-ruffed fruitcrow, superb lyrebird, Australian magpie, common nighthawk, common raven, or canyon wren.
The onslaught of trash to this arid, sensitive environment will infest the park and surrounding ecosystem with foreign organisms and draw non-native predators, such as the common raven, that could prey on the desert tortoise, federally listed as endangered.
Also, 1,418 ring-billed gulls; 102 herring gulls; one Iceland gull; 21 great black-backed gulls; 295 rock doves (pigeons); 236 mourning doves; 12 eastern screech owls, a new high; 11 great horned owls; two barred owls; one northern saw-whet owl; five belted kingfishers; 38 red-bellied woodpeckers, a record; one yellow-bellied sapsucker; 188 downy woodpeckers, a new high; 38 hairy woodpeckers, a new mark; nine northern flickers; five pileated woodpeckers, equaling the record; 792 blue jays; 1,192 American crows, and two common ravens.
Benefiting from increased food (from human trash) and water, populations of the common raven, a prolific omnivore, skyrocketed.