Quiscalus mexicanus prosopidicola
English : Great-tailed grackle
French : Quiscale à longue queue
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Icteridae
Notes : 7 other subspecies known
Adults can grow to 43 cm in length for a weight of 230 g, males being much longer and heavier than females. Males have a completely iridescent bluish violet plumage with a long and broad tail. Females are brown with shorter tail.
Range and habitat
The species occurs from central and western USA throughout Central America, south to north and western Colombia, to coastal western Peru. Subspecies found from New Mexico to Texas and north Mexico. Lives in originally found in swamps but can thrive in all kinds of habitats but forests.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is very common throughout its range and thrives in man-made habitats. It continues to expand its range northwards and southwards.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
Wild (Houston, Brownsville, San Antonio, Dallas, USA)
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