Rusty-grackle

rusty blackbird

noun
a North American blackbird, Euphagus carolinus, the male of which has plumage that is uniformly bluish-black in the spring and rusty-edged in the fall.
Also called rusty grackle.


Origin:
1850–55, Americanism

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rusty blackbird

noun
North American blackbird whose bluish-black plumage is rusty-edged in the fall 
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