French: Geai à gorge noire German: Schwarzkehlhäher Spanish: Chara gorjinegra
Guatemala (probably Antigua, in Sacatepéquez Department)
Mountains of extreme SE Mexico (SE Chiapas), Guatemala, W & C Honduras and N El Salvador (Montecristo National Park and Cerro El Pital); perhaps NW Nicaragua#R.
25–28 cm; one bird 47 g. Feathers of forehead and lores short, dense and tufted. Forehead and sides of head black, throat sepia; narrow but conspicuous whitish line... read more
Vocalizations resemble some of those of W populations of Aphelocoma coerulescens, such as... read more
Lives in cloudforest between 1200 m and 3050 m, with tree-ferns of several species, sweet gum (... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including insects in both larval and adult stages and spiders (Araneae), and seen to eat large hairy caterpillars; one... read more
Virtually unknown. Immature seen in Jul and Aug in Mexico (El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve). Nest of twigs, placed in outer branches of tree... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not uncommon over its restricted range; was considered in danger of being extirpated in El Salvador. Detailed information on populations lacking.
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