Great-tailed Grackle photo by Larry Jordan
The Great-tailed Grackle is a conspicuous bird, the male being 18 inches in length and having a long, keel shaped tail (hence the name). Another thing that makes them very obvious to the casual birder is their loud, clear whistles.[audio:http://thebirdersreport.com/audio/GTGR.mp3]
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