Magpies are small members of the crow family, with black and white feathers and a long black tail. They eat a wide variety of food and are opportunistic scavengers of meat and scraps. They will take young birds and eggs in the spring, but also eat fruit, grains and invertebrates. The Magpie at Wildwood lives with the rook at the rat barn. It is a very intelligent and inquisitive bird and will come right to the edge of the enclosure to see visitors.