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quiscalus major

  1. On a Mission

    On a Mission

    Boat-tailed Grackle I have no idea what its mission is but it looked so darn determined. The glossy blue-black males are hard to miss as they haul their ridiculously long tails around or display from marsh grasses, tree branches or telephone wires.
  2. Love is in the air......

    Love is in the air......

    I think this was a courtship dance. The male was quite flashy.
  3. Glistening


    Boat-tailed Grackle
  4. Boat-tailed Grackle, Female

    Boat-tailed Grackle, Female

    On the Marsh Walk at Murrells Inlet, SC
  5. Boat-tailed Grackle

    Boat-tailed Grackle

    These showy blackbirds are common in wetlands along the upper Texas coast where they overlap with the similar Great-tailed Grackle which tends to replace it in agricultural and settled areas. This is a male. Formerly lumped with the Great-tailed Grackle, this species was split by the AOU in...
  6. Boat-tailed Grackle

    Boat-tailed Grackle

    At Huntington Beach State Park
  7. Male Boat Tailed Grackle

    Male Boat Tailed Grackle

    Circle B Bar Ranch
  8. Boat-tailed grackle - Shiny males

    Boat-tailed grackle - Shiny males

    The large male is black with lots of iridescence, with that giant tail standing out, while the females are quite a bit smaller and all brown. these two males seemed to be competing with each other for the attentions of the females - lots of head-raising and calling until one flew off
  9. Boat-tailed Grackle

    Boat-tailed Grackle

    I think Boat-tailed, but maybe Common. We have a lot of BTs here. At Huntington Beach State Park, SC
  10. Male boat-tailed grackle in flight

    Male boat-tailed grackle in flight

    The glossy black male boat-tailed grackle, with a purplish iridescent sheen in direct sun, flying noisily past me while calling out
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    Just another blackbird... Not... Boat-tailed grackle
  12. Boat-tailed grackle

    Boat-tailed grackle

    At Huntington Beach State Park, SC
  13. Update, Boat-tail Grackle Juvenile.

    Update, Boat-tail Grackle Juvenile.

  14. Boat-tailed grackle

    Boat-tailed grackle

    Of course out the window of my car hide! Hardly anything open these days, so mostly drive by shootings! lol! At Pawleys Island, SC, the first beach resort on the East coast. Mostly rich plantation owners getting away from the mosquitoes and malaria along the rivers a few miles to the west.
  15. Boat-tailed grackle

    Boat-tailed grackle

    Not surprisingly I had the whole marsh walk to myself. My daughters family has relocated to our house to get out of NY. We're in lock down for 2 weeks. Stay safe! On the marsh walk in Murrells Inlet, SC.
  16. Boat-tailed grackle, Female

    Boat-tailed grackle, Female

    Interesting that there were about 40 females in this area, but not one male. Males are all black. Then somewhere else I saw about 30 male red-winged blackbirds on a lawn but not one female. Almost never see them other then a single male or paired with the female. At Morse Park, Murrells...
  17. Two mates at the pub...

    Two mates at the pub...

    Two male boat-tailed grackle mates trying to out pose and sing each other. Not much different than two mates at the pub....
  18. Boat-tailed Grackle

    Boat-tailed Grackle

    I haven't seen anything new and my heart is broken because my Cat bird and Red breasted Grosbeak are gone. Here's something I seen In Savannah, Georgia way back in April 2014. This capture was on River Street. If you haven't been to Savannah, Georgia you should take a trip there it is a lot...
  19. Boat-tailed grackle

    Boat-tailed grackle

    At Huntington Beach State Park, SC
  20. Boat-Tailed Grackle

    Boat-Tailed Grackle

    Either it has a very extreme diet or thisis going to be one smelly nest
  21. Boat-Tailed Grackle

    Boat-Tailed Grackle

    Busch Gardens
  22. Boat-Tailed Grackle

    Boat-Tailed Grackle

    Seen in Busch Gardens
  23. Boat-tailed grackle

    Boat-tailed grackle

    At Huntington Beach State Park, SC
  24. Boat-tailed Grackle (male)

    Boat-tailed Grackle (male)

    Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major subsp. major) Male, species sexually dimorphic.
  25. Boat-tailed grackle

    Boat-tailed grackle

    At Huntington Beach State Park, SC