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Great Tailed Grackle

Quiscalus mexicanus


We've had some bad flooding here in Southeast KS, which have drawn out some more uncommon animals. This is a great tailed grackle, I know the photo is not great but note the tail plummage, beak, and yellow eyes. I thought this was a crow at first but its beak and size were wrong. At first dejected this could be a common grackle, which I've already done, my friend who works with the birds here told me it was a great tailed grackle due to the tail plummage.


Its habitat ranges from Kansas in the northeast and southern California in the west to northwest Peru and northwest Venezuela; the grackle's range has been expanding north and west in recent years

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Kansas, USA

Spotted on May 23, 2019
Submitted on May 23, 2019

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