Common Grackle


  • Large and lanky
  • Flat head, long bill and bright golden eyes
  • Looks black from a distance
  • Up close you can see the grackle’s purplish shinny feathers
  • Usually in large flocks flying in fields, they dominate smaller birds
  • Habitat: Fields and city parks,
  • Local Sightings: Rosemont, Remington Basin, Wynnewood Valley Park