French: Geai panaché German: Schopfblaurabe Spanish: Chara pinta
R. T. Moore
Rancho Batel, 5 miles [8 km] north-east of Santa Lucía, 5200 feet [1585 m], Sinaloa, Mexico
Pacific slope of Sierra Madre Occidental (SE Sinaloa, NE Nayarit and SW Durango), in W Mexico.
37 cm; 160–185 g. Distinctive, with prominent stiff, bristly, fan-shaped crest over crown starting at base of bill. Forehead and crest are black, crest feathers... read more
Very large repertoire well studied. Most typical vocalization a staccato double "chuk-chuk... read more
Hilly areas with mixed deciduous and evergreen forest, close to watercourses in lower valley... read more
Food and feeding
Plant material (70%), including acorns, plant fibres, seeds and fruits; animal items (30%), including insects, mainly beetles (Coleoptera)... read more
Laying Apr and early May. Social breeder, with up to at least ten helpers, including first-year individuals; only one breeding pair in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sierra Madre Occidental and Trans-Mexican Range EBA. Uncommon to fairly... read more
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