The purple grackle comes to us early in the spring; its plumage is an iridescent purplish and greenish black.
The purple grackle is said to eat corn, and also the eggs and young of other birds.
The purple grackle is a handsome bird, larger than a robin, with very light eyes.
The call-note is louder and more metallic than the purple grackle's.
Now come two black-coated cousins, the purple grackle and shoulder-strapped redwing of the blackbird family.
In proportions it is almost equal to the nest of the purple grackle.
The purple grackle is quite easily tamed, and when confined to the cage utters its brief stock of notes with great freedom.