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Old Thursday 19th March 2009, 23:59   #1
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Id Please, Oklahoma, USA

I hate to ask without a photo but I saw a bird while in Tulsa in a parking lot that got my attention. It was black all over, narrow built, skinny like, and had a super long tail say about 10 inches or so long, longer then a common grackle. The bird carried the tail up. I did not see any yellow in eyes or anything else around eyes, just a black bird about twice the size of a blue jay with a super long tail that was average not broad in width. Any help is appreciated.
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Old Friday 20th March 2009, 00:04   #2
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It sounds like either Great-tailed or Boat-tailed Grackle - whichever species is regular in that area.
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Old Friday 20th March 2009, 00:07   #3
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whichever species is regular in that area.
In Oklahoma? Great-tailed all the way. (Boat-tails like coastal salt marshes.)
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I agree-sounds like Great-tailed Grackle.
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Thank you, never saw the yellow eyes but I did focus more on tail because so unusual and the trim narrow body. I'll consider it a Great Tailed and appreciate the ID. I'll be in that area on April 1st, maybe it visits the parking lot regularly. Taking my camera with me this time. :)
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