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Boat-tailed Grackle (male)

Quiscalus major

Description:

This male boat-tailed grackle was spotted bathing in a small pond. Only the males are this iridescent black color. The female would have been brownish. These birds have beautifully shaped long tails (seen in the second picture).

Habitat:

Spotted bathing in a small freshwater pond on a college campus. FL, USA.

Notes:

The boat-tailed grackle is protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in the USA. http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/Regula... http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Boat-...

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2 Comments

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 9 years ago

Thanks! He was really quite funny to watch and seemed to be enjoying himself.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Bird at the spa. I love this action series.

1Sarah2
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Seminole, Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 5, 2011
Submitted on Dec 12, 2011

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