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Great-tailed Grackle

Quiscalus mexicanus

Description:

I though this might be a bronzed cowbird, tropical low jungle/coastal habitat... however stand corrected--it's a grackle

Habitat:

Tulum ruins, coastal Yucatan Peninsula

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Great-tailed Grackle
Quiscalus mexicanus


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3 Comments

Cody.conway
Cody.conway 8 years ago

Bill is a strong indication that this bird is a Grackle. Look at the Bill VERY carefully on the cowbird. Also keep an eye on range maps to help you as well.

Nina C. Wilde
Nina C. Wilde 8 years ago

Oh! I see...just looked up both--it's the eyes!!!!! one has golden and the other is RED

Nina C. Wilde
Nina C. Wilde 8 years ago

Cody.conway, how can I tell the difference in the future between great tailed grackle and a bronzed cowbird?

Nina C. Wilde
Spotted by
Nina C. Wilde

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 28, 2012
Submitted on Jan 3, 2013

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