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|Species: Quiscalus quiscula
Common grackles are 13" long with a 17" wingspan. Their beaks are long and thick and they have yellow eyes.
Both males and females are shiny black, but males have more iridescence.
Habitat & Range
Common grackles stay year-round in the eastern half of the United States, and have a breeding range that reaches up through the Great Lakes region and into Canada.
They live in open forests, fields, and along water.
Their call is a gurgling “k-sheek”.
Featured image by Manjith Kainickara.