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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Icteridae.

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Examples

  • So, I e-mailed the pictures to John, who writes A DC Birding Blog, and he identified it as a female boat-tailed grackle (Quiscalus major).

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Furthermore, human commensal species, such as great-tailed grackle Quiscalus mexiccanus and bronzed cowbird Molothrus aeneus, normally increase in number around human settlements and result in the loss of nesting success in other birds.

    Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, Belize

  • So, I e-mailed the pictures to John, who writes A DC Birding Blog, and he identified it as a female boat-tailed grackle Quiscalus major.

    Boat-tailed grackle from Florida

  • Tragically, the imperial woodpecker (Campephilus imperialis, CR), currently listed as Critically Endangered and once the largest woodpecker in the world, is now almost certainly extinct, and the slender-billed grackle (Quiscalus palustris), once endemic to the marshlands around Mexico City, was driven to extinction early last century.

    Biological diversity in the Madrean pine-oak woodlands

  • Another endemic, slender-billed grackle (Quiscalus palustris), is now almost certainly extinct.

    Central Mexican wetlands

  • To be exact and scientific, Brewer's blackbirds belong to the genus _Icolecophagus_, and the grackles to the genus _Quiscalus_.

    Birds of the Rockies

  • Blackbird, crow, or purple grackle (Quiscalus quiscula).

    Winter Sunshine

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