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grackle

a 10 inch long bird like a starling with iridescent black plumage, and a keel-like crease in its tail. Called also common grackle, American blackbird, Quiscalus quiscala.
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American Goldfinch [Spinus tristis] and Common Grackle [Quiscalus quiscula]), we ran the mixed model above without the seed type X season interaction.
For the six species for which a nutritional content variable was important, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Northern Cardinal, Common Grackle, House Finch, and American Goldfinch, greater levels of fat, fiber and/or protein resulted in greater selection of that seed species.
His team also observed birds in five species--great horned owl, common grackle, house finch, American crow, and house sparrow--picking up the virus just by eating a bit of infected flesh or even infected mosquitoes.
RAMP also performed well with oral swabs from Common Grackles and House Sparrows, although sample sizes were small.
Oral VecTest performed well for small samples of American Kestrels (Falco sparverius), Northern Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis), Common Grackles (Quiscalus quiscula), and House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus).
Twenty-three surviving birds had no WNV isolated from tissues at 14 days postinoculation, including three Northern Bobwhite, three Ring-necked Pheasants, three Monk Parakeets, two Budgerigars, one Great Horned Owl, one Mourning Dove, six European Starlings, two Common Grackles, and two Red-winged Blackbirds.