Boat-tailed Grackle
Quiscalus major

f5 @ 1/800s, ISO:640, Nikon D3S w 500mm


"Boat-tailed Grackle," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The boat-tailed grackle is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae found as a permanent resident on the coasts of the southeastern United States. It is found in coastal saltwater marshes, and, in Florida, also on inland waters. The male boat-tailed grackle is 3743 cm (1517 in) long and weighs 165250 g (5.88.8 oz). Adult males have entirely iridescent black plumage, a long dark bill, a pale yellowish or brown iris and a long keel-shaped tail. The adult female is much smaller at 2633 cm (1013 in) long and a weight of 90115 g (3.24.1 oz). She is also distinguished by her shorter tail and tawny-brown coloration, which covers the body apart from the darker wings and tail.
Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands, Viera, Florida
 
04/18/2016