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.