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Nicaraguan Grackle

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Photo of male by Stanley JonesPhotographed:  Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, March, 2012
Photo of male by Stanley Jones
Photographed: Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, March, 2012
Quiscalus nicaraguensis

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[edit] Identification

Male all black with iridescence, female brown with darker wings and paler belly. It has quite long legs.

[edit] Similar species

Great-tailed Grackle is larger

[edit] Distribution

Costa Rica and Nicaragua in a relatively small area overlapping the border.

[edit] Taxonomy

Photo female by Stanley JonesPhotographed:  Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, March, 2012
Photo female by Stanley Jones
Photographed: Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, March, 2012

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Swamps and pastureland

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist

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