Liam Stevens

Unido: 20.may.2022 Última actividad: 22.may.2024 iNaturalist

I'm absolutely floored by the kindness and welcoming of the iNat community and i truly love this website. Also Bill Pranty I know you've already seen this but you're awesome lol

Another thing. Florida naturalists PLEASE subspecies identify
Boat-tailed Grackles if possible it's quite simple.

  1. If its eye is darkish brown its a Florida Boat-tailed Grackle or (Q. Major westoni) they can be found throughout most of the state.
  2. If its eye is white its a Atlantic Boat-tailed Grackle or (Q. major torreyi), these can be found around Jacksonville and north of the city leaning towards the eastern coast, careful of common grackles however they also have white eyes and can look quite similar.
  3. If the eye of the grackle is not visible check location, most of the peninsula will be default Florida Boat-tailed Grackles, if in Atlantic Boat-tailed range just mark species level.
  4. Alabama boat tailed grackles: (Q. major alabamensis) is only present in the far western panhandle of the state very similar looking to the Atlantic boat tailed just found in a different area.
  5. Other grackles to look out for: Common grackles as previously mentioned are usually always a uniform shiny black, while boat-tailed grackles if female or juvenile can be brown with black noteable around the back/wings and tail.
    Great tailed grackle: as of recently there has been a great tailed grackle in St. Petersburg, these look quite similar to atlantic boat tailed grackles yet are differentiated from florida boat tailed grackles due to eye color.

  6. If you've read all of that thank you lol, it just frustrates me to see such an easy subspecies ID go unnoticed. And finally thank you Bill Pranty for reviewing and giving helpful advice.

My apologies for bad quality photos or any wrong ID's
(I try to do a lot of subspeciation if possible so correct me if I'm wrong)

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