French: Geai de Cayenne German: Cayenneblaurabe Spanish: Chara de Cayena
Cayenne, French Guiana
SE Venezuela (N & E Bolívar and S Delta Amacuro), the Guianas, and N Brazil (Roraima S to Manaus area, and E to N Amapá).
33 cm; 147–230 g. An inconspicuous frontal crest with nasal tuft and forehead feathering stiffly erect but short. Has forehead, forecrown, side of head and side of neck... read more
Repertoire quite varied. Clear downslurred whistle transcribed as "keyow" (possibly social call)... read more
Woodland of various types, such as wooded savanna, riparian forest, and scrub on sandy soil, to... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes beetles (Coleoptera) and Orthoptera, and berries and fruits. Forages in canopy in small flocks; individuals tend to fly only... read more
Season apparently Dec–Mar. Communal breeder; usually one to three helpers. All members of one group participated in defence of nest.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common but somewhat local in Venezuela and the Guianas; scarce in Brazil.
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