The grackle bird

   The grackle is a crow-like bird. In England the term is applied to a small crow or jackdaw. In India it applies to two different birds called the religious birds,—the religious grackle and the paradise grackle. In America we have the purple grackle or crow blackbird, the Texas or boat-tailed grackle, and the rusty grackle, The term is of very uncertain application.