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Greater Antillean Grackle

Quiscalus niger (Boddaert, 1783)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Leonardo Ordóñez-Delgado 2012-06-09 Playa Bávaro - Punta Cana, La Altagracia (Dominican Republic) (5 m) Song (A) - Some people talking in the background 103836
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Ross Gallardy 2016-03-14 Humacao Nature Reserve, Puerto Rico, Humacao (Puerto Rico) (0 m) call, juvenile -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

308531
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Ross Gallardy 2016-03-11 Las Galeras, Samaná, Dominican Republic (Dominican Republic) (-2270 m) flight call -

calls from birds flying over at dawn

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

308446
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Leonardo Ordóñez-Delgado 2012-06-09 Playa Bávaro - Punta Cana, La Altagracia (Dominican Republic) (5 m) Calls (A) -   103839
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Eric DeFonso 2014-03-07 Humacao Nature Reserve, Humacao (Puerto Rico) (0 m) song -

3 strophes of primary song. Habitat is forested freshwater wetland adjacent to ocean coastline.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

173469
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger gundlachii Andy Mitchell 2014-10-19 La Turba, Cienaga Zapata, Matanzas, Matanzas (Cuba) (10 m) call, song -

Unmodified. Tree and shrub habitat bordering sawgrass swamp.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

210619
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger rene odeide 21-05-2009 caguas, Caguas (Puerto Rico) (65 m) call (A) - extract from a video of enerediedo on youtube 34593
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger caymanensis Craig Brookes 2017-04-29 George Town, Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) (10 m) alarm call, call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

369848
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger crassirostris Brian K. Schmidt 20 Feb 2008 Jamaica: Trelawny; Windsor Great Cave (18.35, -77.65) , Jamaica (Jamaica) (200 m) song - quality: good 11409
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Ross Gallardy 2016-03-11 Wiltshire, Saint James Parish, Saint James (Jamaica) (280 m) flight call -

calls from birds flying over at dawn

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

308445
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Daniel Lane 31-03-2009 La Parguera, Puerto Rico, Lajas (Puerto Rico) (5 m) calls, song (A) - Natural calls and song from numerous individuals in coconut palms on hotel grounds. Most songs were accompanied with a wing and tail-opening, body plumage-inflating display. Rattles were most often given in flight. 32078
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Catriona Leven 2014-12-20 Vinales Valley National Park, Viñales, Pinar del Río, Pinar del Río (Cuba) (130 m) call, song -

Location approximate, but recorded near Mural de la Prehistoria. Song and calls of group of about 5 birds. Recording filtered to remove very high and low frequency background noise.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

212777
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Daniel Lane 31-03-2009 La Parguera, Puerto Rico, Lajas (Puerto Rico) (5 m) calls, song (A) - Natural calls and song from 30+ individuals in red mangroves at edge of hotel grounds. Most songs were accompanied with a wing and tail-opening, body plumage-inflating display. Rattles were most often given in flight. 32079
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Catriona Leven 2014-12-21 Viñales, Pinar del Río, Pinar del Río (Cuba) (80 m) call, song -

Location approximate, but recorded near Cuevo del Indios. Group of 15+ Grackles going into roost in large trees around water, calling to each other very noisily. Recording filtered to remove very high and low frequency background noise (road).

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

212780
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Eric DeFonso 2014-03-07 Humacao Nature Reserve, Humacao (Puerto Rico) (0 m) song -

Primary song given by bird moving near ground branches along canal near lakeshore. Slight tail flare when main whine note given. Habitat is forested freshwater wetland adjacent to ocean coastline.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

173477
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Albert Lastukhin & Max Lastukhin 2015-01-21 Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) (60 m) call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

213294
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Albert Lastukhin & Max Lastukhin 2015-01-21 Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) (60 m) call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

213293
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Leonardo Ordóñez-Delgado 2012-06-09 Playa Bávaro - Punta Cana, La Altagracia (Dominican Republic) (5 m) Song (A) -   103835
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Catriona Leven 2014-12-20 Vinales Valley National Park, Viñales, Pinar del Río, Pinar del Río (Cuba) (130 m) call -

Location approximate, but somewhere in the Vinales Valley National Park. Habitat farmland and mixed small/scrubby bushes and trees, surrounded by limestone hills/cliffs/outcrops. Only single strophe recorded; recording filtered to remove very high and very low frequency noise, primarily wind and a mechanical whine.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

318273
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Albert Lastukhin & Max Lastukhin 2015-01-21 Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) (60 m) call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

213292
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Daniel Lane 30-03-2009 Merendero de Guajataca, Puerto Rico, Quebradillas (Puerto Rico) (40 m) song, calls (B) - Natural songs, calls from several birds around coconut palms in park. The songs usually were accompanied by a display that involved wing fluttering, tail-spreading, and inflation of body plumage. Birds were observed carrying nesting material into the palms. Filtered out wind noise (which was considerable!) and traffic. 32071
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger niger Pamela C. Rasmussen 8 Mar 2013 Haiti: Oest; just across Dominican border from El Aguacate (18.331, -71.705) , Haiti (Haiti) (1072 m) calls - quality: good 16830
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger Nick Komar 2015-01-14 Green Castle Estate House, Robins Bay, Saint Mary Parish, Saint Mary (Jamaica) (120 m) song -

These 3 different vocalizations are coming from 3 different grackles, all from elevated perches from managed garden landscape around the villa.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

211312
xeno-canto.org
Greater Antillean Grackle - Quiscalus niger crassirostris Richard C. Hoyer 11-04-2010 Drapers, Portland, Portland (Jamaica) (30 m) song (B) -   48123
xeno-canto.org
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