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Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

Aves > Passeriformes > Icteridae

Names in different Languages

EnglishCommon Grackle
FrenchQuiscale bronzé
SpanishZanate norteño


A common mid-size bird spending the warmer season around Montreal, wintering in the Southern USA. Omnivorous species feeding on the ground, in shallow waters or shrubs. Prefer open and semi-open areas.

How to Identify

Iridescent blue head and neck with well contrasting bright yellow eyes. Dark brown back.

Where When to Spot

I observed this species in almost every park around Montreal. Very common during the warmer months of the year.



2022-06-04Jardin Botanique de Montréal
2022-05-25Parc Bernard-Landry
2022-05-01Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies
2022-04-22Parc Bernard-Landry
2021-05-19Parc Angrignon
2019-06-24Parc Angrignon
2019-05-25Parc Angrignon
2019-05-11Parc Angrignon
2019-05-09Parc de la Frayère
2017-05-27Parc de la Frayère