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Great-tailed Grackle

A Giant among blackbirds, they are very common here in the mid west. Often found in parking lots and parks forging for what ever they can find to eat.

Great-tailed Grackle may put observers in mind of Hitchcock’s film_The Birds_, as flocks forage and roost noisily in highly urbanized areas. This species has

recently spread northward in the Great Plains. Both males females can have multiple partners, a reproductive strategy known as polygynandry.

VOICE. Song a loud train of unusual sounds – muffled whistles, hisses, and rattles – that recall a ham radio being tuned. CALL similar ro Boat-tailed Grackle.

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Comments

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 3 years ago

    Excellent capture, Kimberly! Terrific control of the blacks! Great work!

  • Thank you so very much Daniel! I have been trying to get better at that!!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 3 years ago

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    CONGRATULATIONS!

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  • WOW!! Thank you Pat so very, very much!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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