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Alison M

Joined July 2010

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Great-Tailed Grackle

Cypremort Point State Park
Cypremort Point, Louisiana

Pentax K-x, Pentax 50-200mm lens
f/7.1
1/500 sec.
ISO 200
200mm

(to listen to its call, follow the link)
http://whatbird.wbu.com/obj/537//Great-tailedGrackle.aspx

Quiscalus mexicanus
Order: PASSERIFORMES
Family: Blackbirds and Orioles (Icteridae)

General
Great-tailed Grackle: Large blackbird with iridescent black body and purple sheen. Eyes are yellow. Tail is long and keeled. Female is smaller with shorter tail, brown upperparts, gray-brown underparts, and yellow-green eyes. Juvenile is similar to female but has dark eyes.

Range and Habitat
Great-tailed Grackle: Resident from California, Colorado, Kansas, and western Louisiana southward. Preferred habitats include open areas with scattered trees, cultivated areas, marshes, parks, and areas around human habitation.

more information:
http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/NAB/v029n05/p00985...

One of my favorite songs, and a bit of a theme song for myself, too. But, that’s another story :)

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