put on your faces – great-tailed grackle

Close-up of a female great-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) (2008_12_07_001661)

Great-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus); female

Close-up of a male great-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) (2008_12_07_001624)

Great-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus); male

2 thoughts on “put on your faces – great-tailed grackle”

  1. That’s a good look at a handsome pair, Jason. We don’t have great-tailed grackles here – only the common ones and whenever I see them visiting my feeders, I stop and admire how beautiful they are. Striking, aren’t they? I stock up on nuts for them.

  2. Thanks, Mary! Yes, they are a handsome pair. I agree wholeheartedly about common grackles being striking. Of the three grackle species we have here, common grackles are the most recognizable (the other two species, boat-tailed and great-tailed, look very similar and are often confused with each other).

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