Common Grackle in Utah
Common Grackle in Utah.-On the morning of March 21, 1957, I collected a large icterld, later identified by Dr. C. Lynn Hayward as a Common Grackle (@&C&J quiscda oertiolor). It was collected from the higher branches of an apple tree on a farm located at 2470 West Street in West Provo, Utah County, Utah. This was the only grackle seen in the area. Other species observed in the immediate vicinity included the Brewer Blackbird.
According to William H. Behle, this appears to be the first record of this grackle in Utah confirmed by a specimen. The skin was deposited in the museum collection at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.-GEORGE M. TALLEY, Zoology and Entomology Department, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, May 15, 1957.