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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Icteridae.
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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).
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.
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.
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.
Another endemic, slender-billed grackle (Quiscalus palustris), is now almost certainly extinct.
To be exact and scientific, Brewer's blackbirds belong to the genus _Icolecophagus_, and the grackles to the genus _Quiscalus_.
Blackbird, crow, or purple grackle (Quiscalus quiscula).
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