Grackles Grackles are medium-large, mainly bluish-black birds in the Icterid family, mainly in Quiscalus genus, from the Americas.

Mexican Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
The GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE, also called the MEXICAN GRACKLE, Quiscalus mexicanus, ranges from the USA to the very northern coasts of South America.
Mexican Grackle male
Great-tailed Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle male
The male (above), with a tail as long as the head and body, is black with iridescent blue.
Mexican Grackle female
Great-tailed Grackle female
Great-tailed Grackle female
The female (above) and juveniles are brown.
Mexican Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Photos taken in Mexico and in Costa Rica by Alexandra Makhnina.
  
Greater Antillean Grackle
Greater Antillean Grackle
Greater Antillean Grackle
The GREATER ANTILLEAN GRACKLE, Quiscalus niger, is native to many of the Caribbean islands -- those in the Greater Antilles including Cuba and Jamaica.
Both male and female are black, females slightly less glossy. Photos above were taken in Jamaica by Alexandra Makhnina.