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Birds - Great-tailed Grackle
Class:Aves Order:Passeriformes Family:Icteridae


Great-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus mexicanus. Also known as the Mexican Grackle and used to also be called the Boat-tailed Grackle, but they are now considered different species. Males are iridescent black; females are more brown. They are named for their long tail feathers. Grackles are social and commonly found in cities, neighborhoods, lawns and parks. They are omnivores and have a strong, pointy bill for the job. This Great-tailed Grackle was photographed by Nick Varvel.

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