French: Geai azuré German: Azurblaurabe Spanish: Chara cerúlea
S & SE Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, SE São Paulo), extreme E Paraguay, NE Argentina (Misiones, Corrientes) and NE Uruguay (Cerro Largo).
38 cm; 272 g. Small bristly frontal crest formed by long stiffened feathers of forehead; two morphs, differing in blue tone of body plumage. Has forecrown blackish, crown,... read more
Total of 14 basic calls identified in detailed study. Basic calls may grade into intermediate ones... read more
Interior and edges of tropical and subtropical forests; commonly associated with temperate forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, fruits; also animal items, including beetles (Coleoptera), Formicidae (the ants Labidus praedator and Crematogaster... read more
Nests found Oct–Jan. Social breeder; helpers at nest seen to mob a Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris). Nest of sticks and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Locally common to uncommon or rare; declining. Estimated home range of flock large, 30–40 ha. In Paraguay... read more
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