Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae (Oropendolas, Orioles and Blackbirds)  
Genus: Quiscalus (2 species, 6 worldwide)


Carib Grackle
Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris lugubris) Male
Hato Aurora, Casanare, Colombia  
   

Carib Grackle
Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris lugubris) Female
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia  
   

Carib Grackle
Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris lugubris) Immature
Tucupita, Venezuela
  Although female Carib Grackles vary in color across their range, immatures have a brown eye and streaking.
   

The Carib Grackle has recently expanded its range to the west side of the eastern Andean chain.

Great-tailed Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) Male
National Park Tayrona, Colombia  
   

Great-tailed Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus peruvianus) Female
Tayrona National Park, Colombia  
   

A large slender blackbird with a large bill and long tail (when compared to other grackles such as the Common or Carib). Compatible with humans and expanding its range.


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