The Boat-tailed Grackle is a medium-to-large sized shiny black songbird. The range of this species is coasts along the southeast of the United States; in Florida they are found inland as well as in coastal habitats. Part of their western range overlaps with the similar species Great-tailed Grackle.
Boat-tailed Grackles are highly sexually dimorphic; males and females vary in both plumage and size. Male Boat-tailed Grackles have iridescent and shiny black plumage, with a long, keel-shaped tail. Females are smaller and warm brown in plumage.
The Boat-tailed Grackle has a large range and its population trend is increasing as of December 2013. Their conservation status is therefore Least Concern.