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Crow sized bird in evergreen - West Virginia (winter)

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Old Sunday 8th March 2015, 18:54   #1
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Crow sized bird in evergreen - West Virginia (winter)

My sister took this picture this afternoon... Any idea what that bird is on the right?!

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Old Sunday 8th March 2015, 19:02   #2
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Both birds are grackles - male and female.
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The top bird looks like either a boat-tailed grackle or a great-tailed grackle, neither of which should occur in West Virginia. Are you sure about the location? I don't know what the brown bird is, but if it's with one of the previously mentioned grackle species, a female of that same species sounds like a good bet.
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