It's not unusual in nature that the female is less colorful and just plainer than the male of the species. This does not apply to humans. This female Grackle was photographed at the Emeralda Marsh in Lake County Florida. They are very adept at perching on swaying reeds or thin branches. I find they are found in greater numbers than the males or perhaps the men are just staying home while the females go out and do female things.