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Common Grackle

Quiscalus quiscula


The male adult has a long dark bill, pale yellowish eyes and a long tail; its feathers appear black with purple, green or blue iridescence on the head, and primarily bronze shine in the body plumage.


Marsh, Coastal Marsh.

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Liam 8 years ago

I agree with Common. Boat-tailed would show a proportionately long tail. They're also considerably noisier than Common in my experience.

BrandonBlount 8 years ago

One way to tell if it's a boat tail or common is the obvious which isn't seen here. Boat tailed Grackles have a tell, their tails. When flying and maneuvering the tail will look like the keel of a boat. I think what you have here is a Common Grackle.

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on May 5, 2012
Submitted on May 10, 2012

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