French: Geai à face noire German: Schwarzkehl-Elsternhäher Spanish: Urraca hermosa carinegra
San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico
NW Mexico from S Sonora and SW Chihuahua S through Sinaloa to Jalisco and Colima; several records in extreme W Michoacán#R; feral populations in extreme SW California, NW and S Baja California)#R#R.
58–77 cm; 225–251 g. Exceptionally long-tailed jay, long black feathers on forehead (almost 80 mm in length), sometimes tipped white or blue, form erect and... read more
Quite rich repertoire, not studied in detail. Scolding call a short and repeated "keu-keu-keu".... read more
Arid bushy country, thorn-forest, deciduous open woodland and riparian forest, from sea-level to... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on invertebrates, berries and fruits. Forages at top of trees or in bushes, in more open areas; few other details. Forages in company... read more
Eggs recorded in Apr. Social nester. Nest a very bulky structure of twigs, lined with mosses, lichens and roots, placed in thorny tree.... read more
Resident. Occasional records in C Sonora; one individual, presumed vagrant, reach extreme S of USA... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Few data. Seems common to fairly common in its relatively small range. Forest fragmentation has had adverse effects locally on this species. Recently... read more
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