Can you help with this bird? It has features of a Rusty Blackbird and of a Common Grackle according to our research in Sibley’s and the National Geographic field guides, and our experienced birders Bob Spear and Gale Lawrence.
The photos were taken on a rainy day (October 29) through our viewing window, so they are a bit low-light and there are occasional water drops.
You can click on the images in the slideshow below to see five different pictures (including a bigger version of the one to the left).
3 Replies to “Identify the bird: Rusty Blackbird? Common Grackle?”
Its a common grackle — thick bill, glossy head, dull brown body, long tail. –
We were leaning this way but the tail and size of this bird are both distinctly smaller than most of the Common Grackles we’ve seen here. Thank you for replying!
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