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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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The range expansion of the Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus Gmelin) in North America since 1880.
Color evolution among grackles and their kin is not about males showing off their fine feathers.
In great-tailed grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus) the head-up display is used by both sexes as an aggressive signal to compete for resources such as food and mates (Johnson et al.
The idea is that Prado, like a grackle, would be more secure in a tightly sealed space than in a cage (jail) with cats (other robbers or "gatos de moneda").
Common name Genus and species Canada Goose Branta canadensis Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Bufflehead Bucephala albeola Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator American Coot Fulica americana American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea American Goldfinch Carduelis ristis Table 2 Winter resident bird species in the Grand Calumet River corridor.
Birders at midnorthern latitudes know that the grackle is an earlier returnee than the robin.
Are female boat-tailed grackle colonies neutral assemblages?
A record on partial leucism in great-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) from Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Bartonella species detected in birds * Bird common name Bird species House sparrow Passer domesticus Boat-tailed grackle Quiscalus major Mourning dove Zenaida macroura Herring gulil ([dagger]) Larus argentatus House finch Carpodacus mexicanus Blue jay Cyanocitta cristata Song sparrow Melospiza melodia Northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos European starling Sturnus vulgaris Red-winged blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Brown thrasher Toxostoma rufum Tufted titmouse Baeolophus bicolor Red-bellied woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus Common grackle Quiscalus quiscula Common loon ([dagger]) Gavia immer Red-headed woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus Brown pelican ([dagger]) Pelicanus occidentalis Collared dove Streptopelia decaocto No.
1991) observed that merlin had the highest rate of success when hunting small birds such as sparrows (56% catches of house sparrows, Passer domesticus; 50% catches of chipping sparrows, Spizella passerina) and the lowest rate of success when hunting larger birds such as American robin (Turdus migratorius, 11%), cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum), common grackle (Quiscalus quisula), and eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus, 0%) during the breeding season.