|Common Name:||Grackle, Great-tailed|
|Scientific Name:||Quiscalus mexicanus|
|Area:||male - Buckskin Mountain State Park, Arizona|
|Date:||November 5, 2005|
Great-tailed Grackles are very common birds in the urban Southwest, and may some times be mixed in with the smaller Red-winged Blackbirds Their loud raucous noises call attention to themselves, particularly the males. Males are solid glossy black, compared to females, which are a duller brown.
female - Buckskin Mountain State Park, Arizona --- February 9, 2010
|Reference:||Western Birds by Peterson / Watchable Birds of the Southwest by Gray||