French: Geai bleu-noir German: Purpurblaurabe Spanish: Chara morada
Extreme SE Peru (Cuzco and Madre de Dios), N & E Bolivia, Paraguay, SW Brazil (S Rondônia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, SW Goiás, extreme W São Paulo and extreme W Paraná), N Argentina (Salta, E Formosa, E Chaco, N Corrientes, N Santa Fe and Misiones) and extreme NW Uruguay (Artigas).
37 cm; 185–210 g. Short black frontal crest and nasal tuft, and stiff feathers on lores, malar region and around eye. Has anterior half of crown and side of head sepia... read more
Vocal repertoire seems small, primarily of harsh sounds. Repeated harsh "jar-jar-jar-jar" or "craa-... read more
Deciduous forest, gallery forest and adjacent areas of scrub and secondary forest, with xerophytic... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, fruits and berries; probably takes contents of other birds' nests; probably feeds also on carrion. Group of six... read more
Eggs recorded from early Oct to early Dec in Paraguay and Nov in Argentina. One nest described, built with twigs and creeper stems, lined... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally fairly common. Locally common in Paraguay and Argentina; rare in Peru. It is possible that deforestation has allowed an... read more
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