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Nicaraguan Grackle

Quiscalus nicaraguensis


dark and dull greyish/brownish bird; The bill and legs are black and the eye is pale yellow


Day; sunny; dry tropical forest; end of dry season; river side; pacific lowlands; winds from east


spotted 2 perched on trees 20 feet above the flowing river.

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Indio Jones
Indio Jones 7 years ago

Thanks Liam

Liam 7 years ago

Either a Nicaraguan Grackle (Quiscalus nicaraguensis) or a Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus). Looks like a female, or subadult male. I don't think there's a way to differentiate the two species from this photo. Great-tailed is more populous, I believe.

Indio Jones
Spotted by
Indio Jones


Lat: 11.11, Long: -85.76

Spotted on Apr 20, 2012
Submitted on Apr 23, 2012

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