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Types of Grackles

Boat-Tailed ​Grackle​
Boat-Tailed ​Grackle​

Boat-tailed Grackles are large, lanky songbirds with rounded crowns, long legs, and fairly long, pointed bills. Males have very long tails that make up almost half their body length and that they typically hold folded in a V-shape, like the keel of a boat.

Carib Grackle​
Carib Grackle​

The Carib grackle (Quiscalus lugubris) is a New World tropical blackbird, a resident breeder in the Lesser Antilles and northern South America east of the Andes, from Colombia east to Venezuela and north-eastern Brazil.

Common ​Grackle​
Common ​Grackle​

Common grackles are less sexually dimorphic than larger grackle species but the differences between the sexes can still be noticeable. The male, which averages 122 g (4.3 oz), is larger than the female, at an average of 94 g (3.3 oz).

Great-Tailed ​Grackle​
Great-Tailed ​Grackle​

The great-tailed grackle or Mexican grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) is a medium-sized, highly social passerine bird native to North and South America. A member of the family Icteridae, it is one of ten extant species of grackle and is closely related to the boat-tailed grackle and the slender-billed grackle.

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Greater ​Antillean Grackle​
Greater ​Antillean Grackle​

The Greater Antillean grackle (Quiscalus niger) is a grackle found throughout the Greater Antilles as well as smaller, nearby islands. Like all Quiscalus grackles, it is a rather large, gregarious bird. It lives largely in heavily settled areas.

Nicaraguan ​Grackle​
Nicaraguan ​Grackle​

The Nicaraguan grackle (Quiscalus nicaraguensis) is a species of passerine bird belonging to the genus Quiscalus, a genus of grackles in the New World blackbird family, Icteridae.

Slender-Billed ​Grackle​
Slender-Billed ​Grackle​

The slender-billed grackle (Quiscalus palustris) was a species of bird in the family Icteridae. The species was closely related to the western clade of the great-tailed grackle, from which it diverged quite recently, suspected to be around 2,000 years ago. The slender-billed grackle was endemic to central Mexico.

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