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Boat-tailed Grackle

Scientific name: Quiscalus major

Boat-tailed Grackle males are so much larger than females, and so different in color, that they might not be immediately recognized as belonging to the same species. Aspects of Boat-tailed Grackle breeding biology are unusual, with females nesting in synchrony in colonies located in predator-safe areas such as small, vegetated islands.

Boat-tailed Grackles have 10 or more songs, but the meanings of the different song types are not well understood. Males sing throughout the year, and females rarely sing