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Common Grackle (Quiscalus Quiscula)
Common Grackle (Quiscalus Quiscula)

Common Grackle (Quiscalus Quiscula)

14 x 18"

Grackles are quite common in the East and its range seems to be expanding Westward.  They congregate n small colones of ten to thirty pair.  Nests are built by the female and well hidden in shrubs or dense trees less than twenty feet above ground, usually near water.  They have a creaking, grating song.  Diet consists of insects, earthworms, minnows, frogs, small rodents, and includes berries, seeds, grain and acorns.  Both parents feed the young a diet of mostly insects.