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Gary and Jan Small

Vermillion, SD, USA


This unusual grackle was seen at our bird feeders along with large numbers of Red-winged Blackbirds and more usual-looking Common Grackles.


Leucistic birds

Common Grackle With White Head

Common Grackle

7 replies on “Common Grackle with white head”

Ava Johnson says:

He’s leucistic, which means he has a reduced amount of pigmentation, which is why his head is white.

Joan says:

our feeder swarm of Red Wing Blk birds, grackles. common & Sail
tail. one Sail tail with a dark eye and white head. never have seen anything in the flocking black birds like it

Susan L Gardner says:

Saw one of these in my backyard in April 2023. Two times now. Trying to get a photo. I am in southeast Michigan.

Elizabeth Lorey says:

I just saw two today in my yard in southeast michigan! I’ve never seen them before. It was pulling up something from some long grass and then coming back for more.

Barb says:

One of these at my feeder in Southeastern Ontario

Ryan says:

I had one at my feeder today in SW Ontario, May 2023

Dave says:

Saw one with a very pure white head, north central Wisconsin. 1st sighting for me.

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