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Great-tailed grackle

Quiscalus mexi anus

Description:

Female: Long tail and stout beak.

Habitat:

Mexico and southwestern U.S., from Texas to southern California. This spotting in valley of Sonoita Creek, in Sonoran desert of Arizona.

Notes:

Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, Arizona.

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2 Comments

Tom33
Tom33 a year ago

ForestDragon,
Thanks for the comment. I acknowledge your identification--I'm not so confident with birds.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon a year ago

The longer body, beak and tail, plus the striping on the face would ID this bird as a female Great-tailed Grackle, I think.
Here is a link for comparison to the Brown-headed Cowbird: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brow...

Tom33
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Tom33

Arizona, USA

Spotted on Jan 26, 2019
Submitted on Mar 12, 2020

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