Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris) in Georgetown, Guyana (Photo by Kester Clarke

The Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris) can be found in the Lesser Antilles and northern South America among other places.

Its plumage is entirely black with a violet iridescence, its eyes are yellow, and it has a strong dark bill. The Carib Grackle forages on the ground for insects, other invertebrates, or scraps. It can become very tame and bold, entering restaurants to seek food, normally feeding on leftovers. It will form groups to attack potential predators, such as dogs, mongooses or humans.

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