Boat-tailed Grackle

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Boat-tailed Grackle


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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Quiscalus major Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Icteridae Family
♂ 37–43cm 26–33cm Length
Tropical rainforest swamp-forest Forest. montane Shrubland, plantations urban areas, gardens. Below Between   Range:- Canada, Mexico. USA, Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware,  Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Bahamas Rare/Accidental .  See`Map Habitat
 3-5 eggs, incubation 13-15 days, fledging 12-13 days. Clutch
Insects, minnows, frogs, eggs, berries, seeds, and grain, even small birds. Food  
9688 - TSN: 179108 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

If you have sound recording of the Icteridae please send it to xeno-canto. 

AKA:- Czech: Vlhovec clunoocasý, vlhovec člunoocasý
Danish: Bådhalet Grackel
German: Bootschwanzgrackel, Bootschwanz-Grackel
English: Boat-tailed Crow blackbird, Boat-tailed Grackle, Boat-tailed Grakle, Great-tailed Grackle
Spanish: Zanate Marismeño, Zanate Pico de Bote
Finnish: Mölyturpiaali
French: Mainate des marais, Quiscale des marais, Quiscale géant
Hungarian: nagy csónakfarkú
Italian: Gracchio maggiore americano, Gracula codalarga
Japanese: funaokuromukudorimodoki, kitaonagakuromukudorimodoki
Japanese: キタオナガクロムクドリモドキ, フナオクロムクドリモドキ
Latin: Cassidix major, Cassidix mexicanus major, Megaquiscalus major macrourus, Megaquiscalus major major, Quiscalus macrourus, Quiscalus major, Quiscalus major macrourus, Quiscalus major major
Dutch: Bootstaarttroepiaal
Norwegian: Båthaletrupial
Polish: wilgowron zaglosterny, wilgowron żaglosterny
Portuguese: Iraúna-dos-paúis
Russian: Большой вороний дрозд
Slovak: vlhovec pobrežný
Swedish: Större båtstjärt
Chinese: 宽尾拟八哥


Quiscalus major
Quiscalus major [alabamensis or torreyi]
Quiscalus major alabamensis
Quiscalus major alabamensis
Quiscalus major alabamensis/torreyi
Quiscalus major graysoni
Quiscalus major loweryi
Quiscalus major macrourus

  • Quiscalus major major: coastal Texas and Louisiana
  • Quiscalus major westoni: nc to s Florida
  • Quiscalus major torreyi: coastal NY s to ne Florida
  • Quiscalus major alabamensis: coastal Mississippi to nw Florida

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