Birds of St. Charles County, MO
Common Grackle

Common Grackle
Quiscalus quiscula

Size: 11-13"

Male: Large black bird with iridescent blue black head, purple brown body, long black tail, long thin black bill, and bright golden eyes.

Female: Similar to male, but duller and smaller.

Juvenile: Similar to female.

Nest: Female builds cup nest. Two broods per year.

Eggs: 4-5; greenish white with brown markings

Incubation: 13-14 days; female incubates

Fledging: 16-20 days; male and female feed young

Migration: The Common Grackle can be found in St. Charles County year round.

Food: Fruit, seeds, insects, and will come to seed feeders.

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