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Boat-tailed Grackle

Quiscalus major

Description:

Female Boat-tailed Grackle. The adult female is much smaller [than male Boat-tailed Grackles] at 26–33 cm (10–13 in) long and a weight of 90–115 g (3.2–4.1 oz).[2] She is also distinctive via her shorter tail and tawny-brown coloration, which covers the body apart from the darker wings and tail.

Habitat:

Wetlands

5 Comments

bee.jacbs
bee.jacbs 8 years ago

No problem! Thanks for the great posts!

chuck.replogle
chuck.replogle 8 years ago

Thanks for the ID bee.jacbs!

Liam
Liam 8 years ago

Definitely a female Boat-tailed Grackle.

bee.jacbs
bee.jacbs 8 years ago

Boat-tailed Grackles have brown eyes along the Gulf Coast and Florida, but have Yellow eyes along the Atlantic Coast.

bee.jacbs
bee.jacbs 8 years ago

Looks like a female. Rusty blackbirds are smaller, and have a much shorter tail relative to their body length.

chuck.replogle
Spotted by
chuck.replogle

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 2, 2012
Submitted on Jul 4, 2012

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