Carib Grackle

Quiscalus lugubris - Quiscale merle

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Ictéridés

  • Genus
    :

    Quiscalus

  • Species
    :

    lugubris

Descriptor

Swainson, 1838

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 26 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 66 à 80 g
Longevity

15 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Quiscale merle
♂ adult
Quiscale merle
♀ adult

Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris) is a species of bird in the Icteridae family.

Subspecific information 8 subspecies

  • Quiscalus lugubris lugubris (Trinidad, n Venezuela, the Guianas and ne Brazil)
  • Quiscalus lugubris guadeloupensis (nc Lesser Antilles)
  • Quiscalus lugubris inflexirostris (St. Lucia. c Lesser Antilles.)
  • Quiscalus lugubris luminosus (Grenadines and Granada. s Lesser Antilles. , Los Testigos (off ne Venezuela))
  • Quiscalus lugubris orquillensis (Los Hermanos. off ne Venezuela.)
  • Quiscalus lugubris insularis (Margarita I. and Los Frailes. off ne Venezuela.)
  • Quiscalus lugubris contrusus (St. Vincent. s Lesser Antilles.)
  • Quiscalus lugubris fortirostris (Barbados. s Lesser Antilles. , introduced to Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts (c Lesser Antilles))

Foreign names

  • Quiscale merle,
  • Zanate caribeño,
  • iraúna-do-norte,
  • Trauergrackel,
  • karibi csónakfarkú,
  • Caribische Troepiaal,
  • Gracula dei Caraibi,
  • karibbåtstjärt,
  • Sørgetrupial,
  • vlhovec karibský,
  • vlhovec karibský,
  • Caribergrackel,
  • pihaturpiaali,
  • quíscal del Carib,
  • wilgowron żałobny,
  • Траурный гракл,
  • コクロムクドリモドキ,
  • 辉拟八哥,
  • 加勒比擬八哥,

Voice song and cries

Quiscale merle
♂ adult plum. breeding

Habitat

Quiscale merle

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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