- The range of the Common Grackle is Canada and the U.S., mostly east of Rockies. Migrate in flocks. This species is a year-round resident in most of U.S. This big bird, with a wide spear-shaped tail, is a member of the blackbird family. it is common on suurban lawns as it seeks out insects. In late summer and winter, they often flock together in communal tree sites at night.
- Omniverous, feeding on a wide range of insects; also crayfish, minnows, lizards and frogs. Vegetable matter is important in the winter, and may be the majority, including berries, seeds, grains and acorns.
Site is often well hidden among branches of dense trees or shrubs, less than 20' above the ground. Nest, built only by the female, is a bulky open cup of weeds, grass and twigs with some mud, and lined with fine grass.
- 4-5, pale blue, blotched with brown. Incubation is by the female and takes 12-14 days.
- Both parents feed the nestlings with mostly insects. Young leave the nest after 16-20 days.