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Mexican Jay (Aphelocoma ultramarina)
Mexican Jay, Santa Rita Lodge, Madera Canyon, Near Green Valley, Arizona
Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
MEXICAN JAY FACTSDescription
The Mexican Jay has blue head, wings and tail, and a white throat. The back is gray blue, and underside is off white. It has long tail with white underside. The bill and legs are black, and eyes are dark brown. Juveniles are dull gray with a pale bill.
pine woodland, oak woodland, juniper woodland
Acorns, pinyon nuts, insects and other arthropods, lizards.
The nest is an open cup made of twigs and rootlets, lined with fibers, placed in tree. Lays three or four (up to six) greenish eggs.
The Mexican Jay is found in southern Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas. Highlands of Mexico.
Relatives in same Genus
Western Scrub-Jay (A. californica)
Florida Scrub-Jay (A. coerulescens)