Utah Bird Profile
 Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula

Name Roots: (ML. quiscalis, "quail" [strange usage] - quiscala, "quail")

In Utah:   
by Margaret T. Sanchez

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a deciduous tree or in a conifer at a height of 2-12 (To 100) feet, in a cup nest. This species is a rare cowbird host. This species is an omnivore: ground forager.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and urban habitats.
How to find: Listed as a rare summer resident this species has recently expanded its range in Utah. I first saw it in eastern Utah at Vernal in the conifers near the Museum of Natural History. Couple of years later, I saw it at the city park in Heber City and then in the large conifers in the middle of the town of Midway. It has also been found nesting in the conifers at the city parks of Charleston in Wasatch County and Orem. During the last couple of years it has been found most reliably in Utah County in the large trees to the west of Salem Pond.   ~ Merrill Webb

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