Thursday, March 29, 2018

Great-Tailed or Mexican Grackle

The great-tailed grackle, also known as the Mexican grackle, was originally found in Central and South America but has greatly expanded its range north as far as Minnesota. 
Males are an iridescent black with a purple/blue sheen on the feathers of the head and upper body. Females look much different, with brown feathers and darker wings and tail. They have yellow eyes and a long v-shaped tail. 
We saw this bird in La Venta Park in Villahermosa, Tabasco State, Mexico. 

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