The pied crow (Corvus albus) is a widely distributed African bird species in the crow genus. It inhabits mainly open country with villages and towns nearby. It does not occur in the equatorial rainforest region. It is rarely seen very far from human habitation, though it is not as tied to the urban way of life as the house crow. Pied crows are generally encountered in pairs or small groups, although an abundant source of food may bring large numbers of birds. All of its food is obtained from the ground, trees, etc. including injured wildlife such as insects and other small invertebrates, small reptiles, small mammals, young birds and eggs, grain, peanuts, carrion and any scraps of human food and fruit. It has been recorded killing and eating roosting Fruit Bats and is frequently seen (sometimes in huge numbers) scavenging around slaughterhouses. The Maasai people call it Ol-korrok from the sound of its call. It is considered annoying but not a bird of ill-omen.