Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
Chats & Blackbirds Rare Fall, Summer and Spring
The Great-tailed Grackle is a rare visitor to campus with about a dozen sightings scattered between March and September. It is an uncommon to fairly common, year-round breeding resident throughout southern California.
High Count: 3, Average Count: 1-3
The male Great-tailed Grackle is glossy black with a yellow eye and a long, keeled tail. Females are brown with a yellow eye and a long, keeled tail.