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common grackle (male)

Quiscalus quiscula

Description:

Often dismissed as simply blackbirds (Family Icteridae), I find this species to be beautiful with its iridescent colors and golden eyes.

Habitat:

Spotted in a residential backyard of Springfield, Missouri, in close proximity to a bird feeder.

Notes:

Of all the backyard birds I encounter, I find the common grackle to be the most sensitive to movement and the first to take flight when I'm out to photograph them.

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Scott Frazier
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Scott Frazier

Missouri, USA

Spotted on Apr 10, 2015
Submitted on Apr 11, 2015

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