Boat-tailed Grackles

 

Boat-tailed Grackles are a coastal grackle species, found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and all of Florida. 

They are noisy scavengers.  I’ve had to chase a small flock from our campsite a few times (sending them on to someone else’s hehe).

 

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Boat-tailed Grackles (males)

 

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Boat-tailed Grackle (male)

 

The females are half the size of the males and more shy, usually staying out of sight. 

 

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Boat-tailed Grackle (female)

 

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Boat-tailed Grackle (male) chomping on a seed

 

For the males, eye color ranges from bright yellow along the Atlantic Coast to a dull brown along the western Gulf Coast.

 

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Boat-tailed Grackle (male)

 

 

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