Saturday, September 3, 2011

Great-Tailed Grackle

The Great-Tailed Grackle lacks the blue and green sheen of his Common and Boat-Tailed cousins found farther East, but he can boast of being the longest Grackle, reaching lengths of 18 inches. Like other Grackles, a good specimen will still have nice iridescent purples and black that can catch the light well and accent their yellow eye.

The female has much more brown, and must be one of the more generic looking birds in the avian kingdom.

This guy has a bit of a cross-bill going on, which likely mean he hasn't been eating what he's supposed to be eating.

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