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Common grackle, Quiscalus quiscula
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae
Genus: Quiscalus
Vieillot, 1816
  • Quiscalus major
  • Quiscalus quiscula
  • Quiscalus mexicanus
  • Quiscalus palustris (extinct)
  • Quiscalus nicaraguensis
  • Quiscalus niger
  • Quiscalus lugubris

The avian genus Quiscalus contains six of the ten species of grackle, gregarious passerine birds in the icterid family. They are native to North and South America. The six species are:

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Quiscalus major -Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, Florida, USA -male-8.jpg Quiscalus major Boat-tailed grackle Florida
Quiscalus-quiscula-001.jpg Quiscalus quiscula Common grackle North America.
Quiscalus mexicanusMPCCA20061226-0567B.jpg Quiscalus mexicanus Great-tailed grackle northwest Venezuela and western Colombia and Ecuador in the south to Minnesota in the north, to Oregon, Idaho, and California in the west, to Florida in the east, with vagrants occurring as far north as southern Canada
Thirsty (8387794451).jpg Quiscalus nicaraguensis Nicaraguan grackle Nicaragua and northernmost Costa Rica
Quiscalus niger -Ciego de Avila Province, Cuba-8 (3).jpg Quiscalus niger Greater Antillean grackle Greater Antilles
Quiscalus lugubris.jpg Quiscalus lugubris Carib grackle Colombia east to Venezuela and north-eastern Brazil

QuiscalusTenuirostris.jpg Slender-billed grackle, Quiscalus palustris (1910)

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