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Immature Great-tailed Grackle

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First time seeing a bird like this.  I think this is an immature Grackle based on coloring and behavior but Cornell app, allaboutbirds.org and audubon.org don't have much info.  Also, both Great- and Boat-tailed over lap here in Corpus Christi, but I've only seen Great-tailed on my school's campus

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Juvenile Great-taileds have darker eyes; this looks fine for a molting first-year female Great-tailed.

During the breeding season, Boat-taileds are usually in or close to salt marshes; Great-taileds are much more catholic in their habitat selection.

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11 hours ago, Tony Leukering said:

Great-taileds are much more catholic in their habitat selection.

Whereas Martins are more likely to be Lutheran.

Martin?  Luther?  Get it?? :classic_biggrin:

Hey, what's with the big hook?  Get that thing away from me!

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