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Common grackle

Quiscalus quiscula

Description:

This is presumably a female grackle with a mouthful of twigs. She's preparing to build a nest.

Habitat:

Common grackles are nearctic natives (occuring in Greenland, Canadian Arctic and all of N. America). They thrive where people are present.

Notes:

Second photo shows a different individual, but the head's iridescent blue color is more pronounced.

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mauna Kunzah
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mauna Kunzah

New York, USA

Spotted on Apr 10, 2013
Submitted on May 24, 2013

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