Common Grackle
Common Grackle

Black with glossy purple or bronze tones. The head has a bluish sheen. Eyes are yellow. Young birds are dark brown with dark eyes.

Breeds from Alberta to Nova Scotia and south throughout the eastern two-thirds of the United States. Winters in the southern two-thirds of this range.

They can be quite noisy especially when they visit the feeders in groups. Their sound is rather metallic with squeaks and whistles.

Photo © Roy Harvey

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