Great-tailed Grackle


(Quiscalus mexicanus)

Fun Fact: Although you’ll usually see them feeding on land, Great-tailed Grackles may also wade into water to grab a frog or fish.

Diet: Plant material, insects, bird eggs, and small animals, including mammals and reptiles.

Habitat: Urban and agricultural areas.

Overview: Great-tailed Grackles are high-pitched squawky birds with iridescent black and purple feathers. The females are brown. They are social birds that can form flocks numbering in the tens of thousands. They forage on the ground.