Cypremort Point State Park
Cypremort Point, Louisiana
Pentax K-x, Pentax 50-200mm lens
(to listen to its call, follow the link)
Family: Blackbirds and Orioles (Icteridae)
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.
One of my favorite songs, and a bit of a theme song for myself, too. But, that’s another story :)