Great-tailed Grackle

Female Great-tailed Grackle
Male Great-tailed Grackle

The Feather Files
Name Great-tailed Grackle
Species: Quiscalus mexicanus
Native to and Migration: Primarily resident throughout a North American range which includes the south-western United States and Mexico.
Date Seen: January 2013; February 2016; February 2019
Location: Fountain Hills Area, Arizona

Notes: Grackles thrive in human-altered landscapes. They are loud, social birds with a varied diet that includes both plant and animal material.
They are annoying at outdoor restaurants…