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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

  • Common Grackle (en)
  • Zanate norteño (es)
  • Quiscale bronzé (fr)
  • Purpur-Grackel (de)


  • Passeriformes
  • Icteridae
  • Quiscalus quiscula

Where & When to Spot

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

Observation Logs

On every park visit, we maintain a log of species spotted and identified. If you maintain a similar list, please consider sharing it with Muuuh Wildlife Photography: Share Logs.

Park Pointe aux Prairies 1 0 0 0
Rapids Park Lachine 1 0 0 0

Times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting this park. A species is reported only once / park visit. Only parks listed which we visit frequently all year long. Consult the page animal tracking about how we log observations in field.

How to Identify

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


Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Park de la Frayère, Boucherville - 2017-05-27

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

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