Quiscalus quiscula

Now, there’s binomial! Doesn’t really help to translate it, however, since it basically means “quail quail.” Well, then, my favorite quail… anyway, as long as we stay away from the Middle Latin-to-English thing and just let Quiscalus quiscula ripple off the tongue. What I’m trying to suggest here is that “Common” Grackle is simply unfair. I mean, just look at this thing!Feather-grooming after bathing. Looks perturbed, but hey, that’s just grackle.

2 Responses to “Quiscalus quiscula”


  1. 1 elwnyc July 6, 2019 at 9:28 am

    My favorite “spring bird” – robins are no longer significant harbingers since they are here in significant numbers all year long, but grackles come back in large flocks, encouraging me to think that winter may finally end.


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