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Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Photo By Jill ont Ontario Canada

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

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This Grackle has a leucistic (white) tail feather so is not typical!

This large (33cm) North American icterid eats invertebrates, small fish and amphibians, berries, seeds and even small birds and eggs.

Like our native Jay the common grackle can sometimes be seen 'anting' (rubbing wood-ants etc on its feathers to presumably to persuade the ants to spray them with formic acid to control parasites.

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