firstname.lastname@example.org Posted August 14, 2020 Share Posted August 14, 2020 I'm certain that this bird, seen in Western Iowa on Monday, is a Common Grackle. I'm also 95% sure it's a male. My question is whether it's an immature male molting into it's adult plumage? Or is it an adult male during it's seasonal/annual molt? Although I do see what I believe to be a fleshy gape, which would indicate an immature bird. The fleshy gape is not yellow, like I'm used to seeing in most immature birds. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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