Common Grackle

Quiscalus quiscula

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Blackbirds (Icteridae)

Code 4

COGR

Code 6

QUIQUI

ITIS

HEAD

Common Grackle Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown in juveniles; Yellow in adults.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Glossy black with iridescent purple sheen.
  • Forehead Color: Glossy black with iridescent purple sheen.
  • Nape Color: Glossy black with iridescent purple sheen.
  • Throat Color: Glossy black with iridescent purple sheen.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Common Grackle Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 28-34 cm (11-13.5 in)
  • Weight: 128 g (4.5 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Glossy black
  • Upperparts: Glossy black with iridescent purple sheen.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Common Grackle Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong swift direct flight on rapidly beating wings.
  • Wingspan Range: 43-47 cm (17-18.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Glossy black
  • Under Tail: Glossy black
  • Leg Color: Black
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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