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Great-tailed Grackle

Quiscalus mexicanus

Description:

Large blackbird, iridescent black body and purple sheen. Yellow eyes. Long, keeled tail. Walks on ground, wades in water to forage. Eats snails, insects, frogs, shrimp, small fish and birds, eggs and young of other birds, fruits, berries, seeds and grains. Strong direct flight.

Habitat:

Car roof in hotel parking lot.

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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Arizona, USA

Spotted on Nov 5, 2013
Submitted on Dec 7, 2013

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