Common Grackle

Other Names: none

Distribution: eastern North America, north to southeastern Canada in summer.

Common Grackle distribution range map

Description:

Size: 28-34 cm in length with a 36-46 cm wingspan.

Plumage:  Males appear all black at a distance but are actually highly iridescent, with colors varying from blue to purple to green to bronze, depending on the light. Females are duller and somewhat smaller than males. The beak and legs are black and the eyes are yellow.

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Common Grackle

Common Grackle

Bill Shape
all-purpose
dagger
Eats
canary-seed
nuts
peanuts
sunflower
sunflower-seed
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
coasts
Urban
Grasslands
Color
sheen
black
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
blackbirds (new world) and orioles - icteridae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species