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Carib grackle

Quiscalus lugubris

Description:

The adult male Carib Grackle is 27 cm long with a long wedge-shaped tail, although the latter is not so long as with other grackles. Its plumage is entirely black with a violet iridescence, its eyes are yellow, and it has a strong dark bill. The adult female is 23 cm long, with a shorter tail and brown plumage, darker on the upperparts.

Habitat:

The Carib Grackle, Quiscalus lugubris, is a New World tropical blackbird, a resident breeder in the Lesser Antilles and northern South America east of the Andes, from Colombia east to Venezuela and northeastern Brazil.

Notes:

Saw at the resort in Cozumel

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1 Comment

bee.jacbs
bee.jacbs 8 years ago

I think its definitely a grackle.

Jake Barnes
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Jake Barnes

Mexico

Spotted on May 29, 2012
Submitted on Jul 7, 2012

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