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A man called about an injured common grackle in the yard.
Now a study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE finds that two more species successfully perform the task: the bullfinch (Loxigilla barbadensis) and the Carib grackle (Quiscalus lugubris fortirostris), both of Barbados.
Our urbanized environments favor bird species that are flexible in their eating and foraging habits, and willing to do bold, innovative things, like blackbirds or grackles or sparrows.
The focus of the new report, all the songbirds identified so far represent a single subgroup – the Icteridae – that contains blackbirds, orioles, grackles, cowbirds, and others.
Brown thrashers, starlings, meadowlarks, grackles, and pheasants were virtually annihilated, and so were robins.
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Origin and Etymology of grackle
First Known Use: 1772See Words from the same year
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Definition of grackle for English Language Learners
: a common American bird that has shiny black feathers
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