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Mountain Grackle - BirdForum Opus

Alternative Name: Colombian Mountain Grackle

Macroagelaius subalaris
Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
Location: E Andes, Colombia


30 cm. All black, long-tailed, chestnut wing linings and axillaries. Long, slightly rounded tail. Conical, black bill.


East Andes in Colombia.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Golden-tufted Grackle was split from Mountain Grackle.


Forest mainly containing Oak in elevations producing subtropical and temperate climate and situated on the western slope of Eastern Andes in Colombia.


Very little seems to be known about this species except that it frequently is encountered in flocks.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Neotropical birds online

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