Boat-tailed Grackle


(Quiscalus major)

Boat-tailed Grackle is a slightly smaller-tailed cousin to Great-tailed Grackle, and has a more easterly range.  These birds are not afraid of humans and are often found scrounging or begging for scraps around picnic tables and outdoor restaurants, where many regard them as a nuisance. Females lack the namesake tails and bear little resemblance to the males.

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2 Responses to Boat-tailed Grackle

  1. Lee Campos says:

    I feed Great tailed grackles in my backyard. But they start acting strange, even refusing to eat when quail are in the yard. Are Great tailed grackles afraid of quail?

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