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Synonyms for grackle

glossy black Asiatic starling often taught to mimic speech

long-tailed American blackbird having iridescent black plumage

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In previous studies, numerous avian species like European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), house sparrows (Passer domesticus), feral pigeons (Columba livia), red- winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus), common grackles (Quiscalus quiscula), brown headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater), American kestrels (Falco sparverius), Canada geese (Branta canadensis), mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), cedar waxwings (Bomby cillacedrorum) and yellow-headed blackbirds (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) also showed the similar results and suppress the depredations when seeds treated with anthraquinone and methylanthranilate were provided to the birds (Cummings et al.
Introduction of the Great-Tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) by Aztec Emperor Auitzotl: provenance of the historical account.
He and Muir Eaton of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, worked backward along a genealogical tree of grackle relatives to reconstruct the history of male and female color differences.
Of these, 97% were red-winged blackbirds, with boat-tailed grackles and ground doves (Columbina passerina L.
On the inside of each lip is the haphazardly stamped name of the illustrated bird allowing the viewer to mouth Boat Tailed Grackle, Red Breasted Grosbeak, Loggerhead Shrike, Yellow-breasted Chat, Brown Booby, Rufous Sided Towhee, the Mangrove Cuckoo and Tufted Titmouse.
Other titles that are most likely to be greenlit this year include an English language remake of Spanish horror film "The Orphanage" with Guillermo Del Toro producing; "Going the Distance," an R rated romantic comedy; Matthew McConaughey's comedy "The Grackle," with David O.
Looking like a strung-out Weird Al Yankovich, this mesmerizing performer had large homeless-guy-on-the-bus glasses, a strange two-tone mustache and a voice similar to an elderly grackle, yet was always shown playing to massive stadiums.
The Sahara actor had bandages over his left eye following an accident while preparing for his role as a heavy for hire in comedy The Grackle.
The study date corresponded with the beginning of the great-tailed grackle nest-building season (Selander 1965).
4 One such poem, "En una fortaleza preso queda," the sonnet attributed to Gongora, begins with the bard comparing Ramirez de Prado to a grackle locked away in a cage:
Carolina wren, Corolina chickadee, common grackle and eastern towhee are not regular visitors to New Yolk Bird feeders.
The Day of the Grackle,'' ``Pitch,'' ``Last Stop for Paul''
But Matthew McConaughey (left) is to star in The Grackle where he plays a New Orleans bar room fighter who hires himself out at $250 a time to redress the scales of justice.