French: Geai violacé German: Hyazinthblaurabe Spanish: Chara violácea
du Bus de Gisignies, 1847,
Pebas, Río Marañón, Loreto, eastern Peru.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. v. pallidus
J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1944 – N Venezuela (coast of Anzoátegui).
C. v. violaceus
du Bus de Gisignies, 1847 – SW & S Venezuela and SW Guyana S to E Colombia, E Ecuador, E Peru (S to Madre de Dios and Puno), N Bolivia (Pando and La Paz) and N Brazil (E to upper R Negro and lower R Purus).
33–37 cm; 262 g. Slight frontal crest of erect but short nasal plumes and forehead feathers, and feathers of lores, malar region and eye stiffened; some have longer... read more
Apparently has small vocal repertoire. Most frequent call a loud "jyeeeer!" or "... read more
Tropical forest, open woodland, forest edge, and secondary growth. Reported as having preference... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and fruits. Forages through middle and upper canopy; detailed study in Venezuela showed strong association with canopy (above 18 m... read more
In Venezuela, one nest with eggs in early Apr in Orinoco basin and two large young observed in Jul in llanos. Lives in flocks... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common in much of range; uncommon to locally fairly common in Venezuela.
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