Great-tailed Grackle

Other Names: Mexican Grackle

Distribution: southwestern United States south through Mexico and Central America.

Great-tailed Grackle distribution range map

Description:

Size: 38-46 cm in length with a 50-58 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Males are uniform black, with iridescent purple shading on the back and breast. Females are smaller and uniform brown with a pale breast. The beak and legs are black and the eyes are bright yellow.

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Great-tailed Grackle

Great-tailed Grackle

Bill Shape
all-purpose
dagger
Regions
alabama
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
louisiana
mexico
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new mexico
north dakota
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
south dakota
texas
utah
washington
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Sounds
twittering
Habitat
agricultural
Urban
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
sheen
black
brown
Body Shape
perching
Size
large
medium
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
blackbirds (new world) and orioles - icteridae
Conservation Status
Least Concern