French: Geai à dos violet German: Indigoblaurabe Spanish: Chara de Beechey
Montereale = Mazatlán, Sinaloa or San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico
Pacific coastal lowlands of NW Mexico from S Sonora (Álamos) S to N Nayarit (S to Sauta).
35–40 cm; 193 g. Head bulky, with stiffened, plush-like feathers extending from forehead and lores above and, to some extent, under eye, conspicuous only when erected.... read more
Seems to have limited vocal repertoire. Frequently utters a Corvus-like vocalization, a... read more
Lowland and foothill dry deciduous forests, especially secondary growth, from sea-level to 600 m;... read more
Food and feeding
Variety of invertebrates, including mosquitoes (Culicidae), winged termites (Isoptera) and ants (Formicidae), cockroaches (Blattodea),... read more
Laying recorded in first half May; one brood per year. Social breeder, occasional solitary nesting recorded (perhaps when low population... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in North-west Mexican Pacific Slope EBA. Fairly common, but local. Has low population density, flocks appear to... read more
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