|SpeciesAnimaliaChordataAvesPasseriformesIcteridaeGreat-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)|
Great-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
The Great-tailed grackle is a passerine bird of the Icterid family. It ranges from Texas to California in the United States south to Peru and Venezuela.
The adult male great-tailed grackle is iridescent black with a purplish-blue sheen. It has yellow eyes, a long, graduated, keel-shaped tail and moderately long, strong black legs.
The adult female great-tailed grackle is dusky brown with darker wings and tail. It has yellow eyes, a buffy eyestripe and throat and cinnamon buff to buffy-brown on the belly. It has a long tail that is only slightly keeled, if at all. The bill and legs are black.
Immatures birds are brown like the female, with streaked underparts and dark eyes.
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Kingdom: Animalia (animals)
Class: Aves (birds)
Family: Icteridae (blackbirds, orioles)