Slender-billed Grackle

Scientific Name
Quiscalus palustris
Conservation Status
Extinct (EX)

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The Slender-billed Grackle (Quiscalus palustris) was a species of bird in the family Icteridae. The species was closely related to the western clade of the Great-tailed Grackle, from which it diverged around 1.2 million years ago. The Slender-billed Grackle was endemic to central Mexico. It is recorded as having occurred in the Valley of Mexico and the Toluca Valley. Although later records indicated that it might be a marsh specialist, older observations recorded in the General History of the Things of New Spain by fray Bernardino de SahagĂșn indicate that it was formerly found in cultivated areas and towns. It became extinct due to habitat loss.