Great-tailed Grackle

Quiscalus mexicanus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Blackbirds (Icteridae)

Code 4

GTGR

Code 6

QUIMEX

ITIS

HEAD

Great-tailed Grackle Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dull brown in male juveniles, becoming deep yellow at maturity. Females similar but paler.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Black with iridescent purple sheen.
  • Forehead Color: Black with iridescent purple sheen.
  • Nape Color: Black with iridescent purple sheen.
  • Throat Color: Black with iridescent purple sheen.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Great-tailed Grackle Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 27-47 cm (10.5-18.5 in)
  • Weight: 190 g (6.7 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Black with iridescent purple sheen.
  • Upperparts: Black with iridescent purple sheen.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Great-tailed Grackle Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong swift direct flight on rapidly beating wings.
  • Wingspan Range: 49 cm (19.25 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Black
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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