Common Grackle

Quiscalus quiscula
Common Grackle specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Abundant year-round resident, breeding from late March to late June. Found in residential areas, small stands of pines, and agricultural fields. The male is glossy with purplish sheen; the female is similar but smaller.

Specimen Information

This exhibit includes four birds; only the two on the left are shown here.
This record is for the bird on the right in the image above, center left in the display.
Date:  4/1/1911
Collected By:  Geo B Turner
Locality:  Smithsonian Grounds, DC
Sex:  Female
Catalog ID:  213272