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Common Grackle  - Quiscalus quiscula

Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula

A common mid-size bird spending the warmer season around Montreal, wintering in the Southern USA. Omnivorous species feeding on the ground, in shallow waters or shrubs. Prefer open and semi-open areas.

Common Names

How to Identify

Iridescent blue head and neck with well contrasting bright yellow eyes. Dark brown back.

Where & When to Spot

I observed this species in almost every park around Montreal. Very common during the warmer months of the year.

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

park-de-la-frayere - May 27, 2017

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 1250;