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PASSERIFORMES
Icteridae

1. Brewer's blackbird
2. yellow-headed blackbird
3. boat-tailed grackle
4. Greater Antillean grackle
5. red-winged blackbird
6. Epaulet oriole
yellow-rumped cacique
yellow-rumped cacique, Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil, 2008.
Again as said before in other places, this is not a great photo but the best I have of this species to date.
brewers blackbird
brewers blackbird
Brewer's blackbird, Safford, Arizona, 2007.

boat tailed grackle
grackle
female grackle
grackle

Boat-tailed grackle (Quiscalus major).

First picture: Male at Gulfstream Park, Aventura, FL, USA.

Second and third picture: Male and female, University of Miami campus, Coral Gables, FL, USA.

Last picture: Male at Metro Zoo, Kendall, FL.

Photography has a way of revealing beauty in ways that are not available using other methods.  Before becoming interested in photography, I was not at all interested in grackles.  They were noisy and rather ugly birds I grew up with in Arizona.  Now I think that they are so beautiful and love to take pictures of them, especially males singing.

 

Epaulet oriole
Epaulet oriole, Avare, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 2008.
yellow headed blackbird
yellow headed blackbird
yellow headed blackbirds in flock
yellow headed blackbirds in Arizona field
flock of yellow headed blackbirds
yellow-headed blackbirds flocking in Safford, Arizona, 2007. When I was young, I remember huge flocks of red-winged and yellow-headed blackbirds in the fields. I had not seen any large flocks of yellow-headed blackbirds like those I saw when I was a kid until I saw this one.

greater antillean grackle
Greater Antillean grackle (Quiscalus niger), University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR.

blackbird

Red-winged blackbird female, Bahia Honda, Florida Everglades, FL, USA. 2007.