Common Grackle in Winter

common grackle in a tree
Male common grackle.

Appearance: The common grackle is a 12.5″ long bird with iridescent blue with purple and bronze. Their eyes are yellow with a long flared tail. The female is similar with less vibrant coloring (more brown) and a shorter tail.

Winter diet: Grains, seeds, fruit left on the vine.

Winter feeder food: Sunflower seeds, black-oil sunflower seeds.

Winter habitat: Fields with scattered trees, open woodlands, farmlands, and marshes. Common in suburban yards.

Range Map

Common grackle range map.
Common grackle range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.