Other Names: Rusty Grackle (obsolete)
Distribution: Alaska and Canada in summer; eastern United States in winter.
Size: 21-25 cm in length with a 35 cm wingspan.
Plumage: In spring males are black, with a bluish and greenish iridescent tone; females are uniform dark gray. In fall both sexes are more rust-brown with black spots, especially on the head, breast, and back. The eyes are bright yellow and the legs and beak are black.