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Which kind of Grackle are these northern California birds. (1 Viewer)


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I took these photos shortly before noon on 2022 March 13 at Ed R. Levin County Park (in the hills East of San Franscisco Bay above Milpitas). There were several individuals in this tree, and I heard them long before I was close enough to see them. I assume they are Grackles, but I'm not sure which variety although I'm leaning toward Great-tailed. Can anyone help identify them? Thanks.


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Maryland USA (he/him)
United States
Great-tailed Grackle. Boat-taileds don't get close to California, and Commons aren't that common in California.

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