Quiscalus quiscula


Common Names: Common grackle
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Blackbirds, Meadowlarks, Cowbirds, Grackles, & Orioles

Adults have a long, dark bill, pale yellowish eyes and a long tail; its feathers appear black with purple, green or blue iridescence on the head, and primarily bronze sheen in the body plumage. The adult female, beyond being smaller, is usually less iridescent; her tail in particular is shorter, and unlike the males, does not keel (display a longitudinal ridge) in flight and is brown with no purple or blue gloss. The juvenile is brown with dark brown eyes.

Found in forests as well as residential areas. It is not uncommon to find an extremely large flock of noisy grackles.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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