Great Tailed Grackle???
Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:58 AM
I didn't se the irridescece on this bird, but there were several of the smaller browner looking (females??) and a couple of the larger, darker males with the very long vertical tail. They were VERY loud and chatty! Lots of fun to watch.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:07 PM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:31 PM
Kim, Common are noticeably smaller with shorter tails and where both Boat-tailed and Great-tailed Grackles are found, the Great-taileds have pale irises and the Boat-taileds have dark irises.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:45 AM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:12 PM
Thanks, Liam. I imagine I have seen all of them and just not realized it!
Great-tailed Grackles aren't found in Florida, though. Some races of Boat-tailed Grackle (namely the Atlantic birds), have yellow irises. The inland and Gulf coast Boat-taileds have dark irises.
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