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.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc de la Frayère

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 1250