Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Common Grackle
Quiscalus quiscula
Location: Ground, feeders
A familiar sight on suburban lawns, the Common Grackle can be recognized by its iridescent purple and bronze plumage and long, keel-shaped tail.
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Genus: Quiscalus (grackles)
Family: ICTERIDAE (blackbirds, orioles, and relatives)
Order: Passeriformes (perching birds)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Phylum/Division: Chordata (Spinal chorded)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)