Feeding Habits

How Grackles feed

Consumption rate: approximately .08lbs of grain per day
Grackles are known to eat a variety of foods and are considered omnivorous, in that they eat both plants and animals. These birds are known to eat fruit, grains, seeds, corn, acorns, insects, goldfish, minnows, salamanders, mice, and frogs!

Grackle flocks will feed in fields, lawns, wood lots, and bottomlands. These birds are more predatory in that they are more likely to feed on smaller animals than many other birds. Grackles also have a stronger and larger bill that allows them to feed on acorns and tree fruits in the winter.

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