Boat-tailed Grackle

Quiscalus major

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Blackbirds (Icteridae)

Code 4

BTGR

Code 6

QUIMAJ

ITIS

HEAD

Boat-tailed Grackle Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose, Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Brown during first year, becoming pearl gray, then variable shades of yellow. Rarely, some birds' irises remain gray.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Iridescent blue-black.
  • Forehead Color: Iridescent blue-black.
  • Nape Color: Iridescent blue-black.
  • Throat Color: Iridescent blue-black.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Boat-tailed Grackle Breeding Male Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 30-43 cm (12-17 in)
  • Weight: 213 g (7.5 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Iridescent blue-black.
  • Upperparts: Iridescent blue-black.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Boat-tailed Grackle Breeding Male Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats., Strong direct flight on rapidly beating wings with long keeled tail extended behind.
  • Wingspan Range: 46-60 cm (18-23.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Iridescent blue-black.
  • Under Tail: Iridescent blue-black.
  • Leg Color: Black
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X