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Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

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 and When to Spot

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

Common Names

Common Grackle

Purpur-Grackel (de)
Zanate norteño (es)
Quiscale bronzé (fr)

Taxonomy

Passeriformes
Icteridae
Quiscalus quiscula