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Common Grackle Bold, aggressive, beautiful, resourceful, and annoyingly loud. <br />
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Grackles are known to practice &quot;anting&quot;, which means that they rub ants on their feathers - possibly to apply formic acid that is secreted by the ants to their feathers. Common Grackle,Geotagged,Grackle,Quiscalus quiscula,Spring,United States,bird Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Common Grackle

Bold, aggressive, beautiful, resourceful, and annoyingly loud.

Grackles are known to practice "anting", which means that they rub ants on their feathers - possibly to apply formic acid that is secreted by the ants to their feathers.

    comments (3)

  1. The pose and light does it much justice, well done! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! It’s the perfect bird to photograph on a sunny day! Posted 5 months ago
  2. Gorgeous! Posted 5 months ago

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The Common Grackle, ''Quiscalus quiscula'', is a large icterid which is found in large numbers through much of North America.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded May 13, 2018. Captured Apr 29, 2018 15:45 in 55 Locust St, Coventry, RI 02816, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/395s
  • ISO200
  • 300mm