Definition of boat-tailed grackle
- Inexplicably, boat-tailed grackles have eyes of varying color, depending on where they live. In Florida, their eyes are often dark. But along the Atlantic coast north of Florida their eyes are straw colored, while along the Gulf coast west of Florida to Louisiana, their eyes appear light colored.
- —Roger Williams, The News-Press (Fort Myers, Florida), 27 July 2008