Invasion of the Emperor's Grackle

@inproceedings{Peer2011InvasionOT,
  title={Invasion of the Emperor's Grackle},
  author={Brian D Peer},
  year={2011}
}
  • B. D. Peer
  • Published 1 December 2011
  • Environmental Science
Summary. The great-tailed grackle Quiscalus mexicanus was introduced by Aztec Emperor Auitzotl beyond its native range in 16th century Mexico. Haemig (2011) provides valuable details on the transport, introduction, establishment, and spread of this species. However, here I argue that while this is an interesting account of a historical bird translocation, this is not the reason why this species has undergone one of the greatest range expansions of any native North American species during the… 
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