Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae
Genus: Quiscalus
Species: mexicanus (meks-sih-KAY-nus) (Info)

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

, American Samoa
Mesa, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Yale, Iowa
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Austin, Texas
Keller, Texas
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On May 4, 2010, Juttah from Tucson, AZ (Zone 8a) wrote:

Ugh! I can't stand this male of this species! (The females are okay.) They have this irritating, loud "whut-whut-whut-whut-WEEEET!" call that goes on for hours, or at least it seems that way. Frequently several idle slackers will form a treetop gang, each one with its bill pointed skyward, trying to out-whut-whut-whut-whut-WEEEET the others. They always look unkempt and sloppy, the Oscar Madisons of the bird world, plus their long, awkward, misshapen tails look ridiculous. I'll take a short-tailed, quiet (by comparison) Starling over one of these good-for-nothing noise machines any day.