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Grackle (Family: Icteridae) - Wiki latin dict size=200   common dict size=512
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[Photo] Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula (in flight). Taken by User:Jok2000 May 9, 2004, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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A Grackle is a gregarious, passerine bird native to North and South America. Each of the 11 species of grackle belong to the Icterid family. The species are:

Genus Quiscalus
Boat-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus major
Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula
Great-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus mexicanus
Slender-billed Grackle, Quiscalus palustris - extinct (1910)
Nicaraguan Grackle, Quiscalus nicaraguensis
Greater Antillean Grackle, Quiscalus niger
Carib Grackle, Quiscalus lugubris

Genus Hypopyrrhus
Red-bellied Grackle, Hypopyrrhus pyrohypogaster

Genus Lampropsar
Velvet-fronted Grackle, Lampropsar tanagrinus

Genus Macroagelaius
Golden-tufted Grackle, Macroagelaius imthurni
Mountain Grackle, Macroagelaius subalaris

Quiscalus grackles are known for being capable of imitating human speech, even better than parrots.
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The common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) is a large icterid which is found in large numbers through much of North America. The breeding habitat of Quiscalus quiscula is open and semi-open areas across North America east of the Rocky Mountains.
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