- Blackbirds, Orioles, and allies
- Zanate norteño
- Quiscale bronzé
The Common Grackle is a dark bird longer than most blackbirds, slimmer than most crows, and very iridescent with long center-creased tail, found in a variety of open habitats with trees, including urban areas, parks, riparian areas, and a variety of woody wetlands in the United States and Canada.
The Common Grackle engages in “anting” behavior, in which it covers itself with fluid secreted from ants, walnuts, lemons, limes, marigold blossoms, mothballs, or chokecherries, presumably to gain protection from parasites.