Great-tailed Grackle (<em>Quiscalus mexicanus</em>) spreading in Jamaica

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Catherine Levy

Abstract: Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus), a species not known formerly from Jamaica, was first observed in 2005. Since then, the number of sightings has increased and it has been observed in other parts of the island. Here I summarize sightings and their locations in Jamaica.


Keywords: distribution, Great-tailed Grackle, Jamaica, Quiscalus mexicanus


Resumen: Quiscalus mexicanus, una especie no conocida anteriormente en Jamaica, fue observada por primera vez en 2005. Desde entonces el número de avistamientos se ha incrementado y ha sido observada en otras partes de la isla. Aquí resumo las observaciones y sus emplazamientos en Jamaica.


Palabras clave: distribución, Great-tailed Grackle, Jamaica, Quiscalus mexicanus


Résumé: Le Quiscale à longue queue (Quiscalus mexicanus), une espèce qui n’était pas connue en Jamaïque, a été observé pour la première fois en 2005. Depuis lors, le nombre d’observations a augmenté et l’espèce a été mentionnée dans différentes parties de l’île. Les informations résumées ici portent sur les observations et leurs localisations en Jamaïque.


Mots clés: Jamaïque, Quiscale à longue queue, Quiscalus mexicanus, répartition

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