Common Grackle

About the Common Grackle

The Common Grackle is a species of blackbird found throughout much of North America. They have a shiny, iridescent black body plumage which may shine purple, green or blue in certain light.

Common Grackles are omnivorous, taking prey from insects to small fish and frogs, as well as seeds, berries, and other plant material. Common Grackles are gregarious and can be found in large flocks, especially outside of breeding season.

Common Grackles are found in a very large range and as of December 2013 have a conservation status of Least Concern.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 22 December 2013
Scientific Name
Quiscalus quiscula
  • Passeriformes
  • Icteridae
  • Quiscalus
  • Q. quiscula
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 25 September 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
11 to 13.4 inches
14.2 to 18.1 inches
2.6 to 5 ounces
Range

International Names

Chinese 拟八哥
Czech vlhovec nachový
Danish Sortgrackel
Dutch Glanstroepiaal
Finnish purppuraturpiaali
French Quiscale bronzé
German Purpurgrackel
Italian Gracchio comune americano
Japanese オオクロムクドリモドキ [ookuromukudorimodoki]
Norwegian Glanstrupial
Polish wilgowron mniejszy
Russian Обыкновенный вороний дрозд
Spanish Zanate Común
Swedish Mindre båtstjärt
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