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#1 Cobal

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:53 PM

I took these around Galveston last March. I would like some help making sure that I have identified them correctly.
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#2 Pat B.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:05 PM

#2 is a Brown Pelican: there are just two: American White and Brown. Coloration is right for Brown; Am. White are, well, white (with black on wings).

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:06 PM

1. Laughing Gull
2. Brown Pelican
3. Great-tailed Grackle female ??
4. Great-tailed Grackle males

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:29 PM

are you sure? I think those look like maybe Boat Tailed Grackles? Maybe?

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#5 spookyjimjams

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:06 PM

I went with GT Grackles because on the males, the one on the left looked like it has yellow irises, not dull orange/brown, and the one on the right looks to have the slightest purple sheen. Although these could also be Common Grackles based on the same markers. If so, it would make more sense that # 3 would be a juvenile Common also. It's face just doesn't look GT Grackle. Without a size reference, it's hard to say. Maybe I am changing my mind on the GT Grackle ID.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:31 AM

I agree with Great-tailed Grackles.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:29 PM

okay Great Tailed Grackle

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