Definition of Purple grackle

1. Noun. Eastern United States grackle.

Exact synonyms: Quiscalus Quiscula
Generic synonyms: Crow Blackbird, Grackle

Lexicographical Neighbors of Purple Grackle

purple clematis
purple clover
purple coral
purple corals
purple cress
purple drank
purple dye murex
purple dye murices
purple emperor
purple emperors
purple finch
purple fringeless orchid
purple fringeless orchis
purple gallinule
purple gas
purple grackle (current term)
purple granadillo
purple ground cherry
purple hairstreak
purple hairstreaks
purple haze
purple heart
purple heather
purple heron
purple herons
purple loco
purple locoweed
purple loosestrife
purple loosestrifes
purple martin

Literary usage of Purple grackle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1890)
"Its position in the key is quite correct.—DU ELLIOT, Am. Muf. Nat. Hist., New Tork City. The purple grackle at Charleston, South Carolina. ..."

2. The Second Book of Birds: Bird Families by Olive Thorne Miller (1901)
"The purple grackle is a handsome bird, larger than a robin, ... The purple grackle is said to eat corn, and also the eggs and young of other birds. ..."

3. Bird-life; a Guide to the Study of Our Common Birds by Frank Michler Chapman (1897)
"purple grackle. Length, male, 12'50 inches ; female, 11-00 inches. Jfo/e, head, neck, throat, and breast bright metallic blue, purple, or green ; back with ..."

4. Birdcraft: A Field Book of Two Hundred Song, Game, and Water Birds by Mabel Osgood Wright (1897)
"purple grackle: Quiscalus quiscula. Crow Blackbird. Length: 12-13.50 inches. PLATE 39. FIG. 2. Male and Female-: Glossy metallic black, iridescent tints on ..."

5. Field Book of Wild Birds and Their Music: A Description of the Character and by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1921)
"The purple grackle is a songless bird, and his conversational notes are not ... In the Mississippi Valley the purple grackle is abundant; farther east in ..."

6. Legislation for the Protection of Birds Other Than Game Birds by Theodore Sherman Palmer (1900)
"... shrikes, bitterns, curlews, cranes, rusty grackle, purple grackle, cormorants, ... purple grackle, cormorants, gulls, mergansers, pelicans and loons. ..."

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