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Great-tailed Grackle

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About the Great-tailed Grackle

Also known as: Great-tailed Crow Blackbird

The Great-tailed Grackle is a medium-sized songbird with a range that extends from west-central parts of the United States down into Central America and northern parts of South America.

The grackle's range has been expanding north and west in the recent past. Part of its range overlaps with the very similar Boat-tailed Grackle. The Great-tailed Grackle diet consists of fruit, seed, and prey items including invertebrates.

The Great-tailed Grackle has a stable population and a conservation status of Least Concern as of December 2013.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 24 December 2007
Scientific Name Quiscalus mexicanus
  • Passeriformes
  • Icteridae
  • Quiscalus
  • Q. mexicanus
Birdorable Family Icterids
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
15 to 18.1 inches
18.9 to 22.8 inches
3.7 to 6.7 ounces
Range North America Central America South America United States (West) United States (East)

International Names

  • 大尾拟八哥 (Chinese)
  • Vlhovec Velkoocasý (Czech)
  • Kragegrackel (Danish)
  • Langstaarttroepiaal (Dutch)
  • Pitkäpyrstöturpiaali (Finnish)
  • Quiscale à Longue Queue (French)
  • Dohlengrackel (German)
  • Gracchio Messicano (Italian)
  • オナガクロムクドリモドキ (Onagakuromukudorimodoki) (Japanese)
  • Storhaletrupial (Norwegian)
  • Wilgowron Meksykanski (Polish)
  • Большехвостый гракл (Russian)
  • Zanate Mexicano (Spanish)
  • Mexikobåtstjärt (Swedish)

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