boat-tailed grackle

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boat-tailed grackle

a large grackle, Quiscalus major, of the southeastern U.S., that folds its tail into a shape resembling the keel of a boat.

1830–40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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The boat-tailed grackle and fish crow are the only non-aquatic species found regularly on intertidal flats.
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