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Common Grackle

(Quiscalus quiscula)

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Lifecycle: Common Grackles typically breed in the spring and build cup-shaped nests in trees. They are known for their social behavior and often forage in flocks.
Behavior: They are highly social birds and are often seen in groups. They have a range of calls and songs, which include a variety of squawks, whistles, and gurgles.
Vocalizations: Common Grackles are known for their loud and varied vocalizations, which can be quite distinctive.


Diet: Common Grackles have an omnivorous diet, primarily feeding on a variety of foods, including seeds, grains, fruits, invertebrates, and small vertebrates.
Feeding Behavior: They forage for food both on the ground and in trees. They are known for their probing behavior, using their long bills to search for food in the soil and leaf litter.

The Common Grackle is a medium-sized bird species native to North America. It is known for its striking appearance, vocalizations, and adaptability to a variety of habitats.


Size: Common Grackles are medium-sized birds, typically measuring about 28 to 34 cm (11 to 13 inches) in length.
Appearance: Males are glossy black with a striking iridescent sheen, while females are more subdued in color, with brownish-black plumage. Both sexes have distinctive yellow eyes and long tails.


Common Grackles can be found in a range of habitats, including wetlands, woodlands, grasslands, and urban environments. They are adaptable and can thrive in various ecosystems.
Nests: They often build nests in trees and shrubs. They may also use birdhouses and other man-made structures for nesting.

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