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Violaceous Jay

Cyanocorax violaceus

Description:

Early in the morning and evening, these noisy birds come to my farm to feed on the fruit. In the region are called "cheos". ///// Temprano en la mañana y al atardecer, estas ruidosas aves llegan a mi finca a alimentarse de los frutales. En la región son llamados "cheos".



1 species ID suggestions

Liam
Liam 2 years ago
Violaceous Jay
Cyanocorax violaceus Violaceous Jay

10 Comments

SanabriaCamilo
SanabriaCamilo 2 years ago

Thanks a lot Liam!!!

Carolina
Carolina 2 years ago

You got it, Liam.

Avinash Hindupur
Avinash Hindupur 2 years ago

Yeah Liam, I too was thinking along those lines.. but was not sure. So asked for more pics :)

Liam
Liam 2 years ago

This bird matches the Violaceous Jay perfectly, and it is well within range.
http://www.mangoverde.com/wbg/spec/spec1...

SanabriaCamilo
SanabriaCamilo 2 years ago

Thanks Avinash, I will post more pictures soon!!!

SanabriaCamilo
SanabriaCamilo 2 years ago

you are right, it´s very similar to Cyanocorax caeruleus.... I think there is another similar bird in mexico....

Avinash Hindupur
Avinash Hindupur 2 years ago

To make something out of that strangeness theory, maybe this is a small immigrant Azure Jay establishment in Arauca ;)
Seriously though, the more I see at this pic, the more I spot small duller black patch at the neck (tending towards the blue). Maybe, this is a winter coat, or something like that.. I would like more pics of this to know more.

Saber
Saber 2 years ago

yeah totally, little bit strange !

Carolina
Carolina 2 years ago

I was about to say the same, Saber. I also think its an Azur Jay (Cyanocorax caeruleus) but the range didn't match.

Saber
Saber 2 years ago

this is it's Azur Jay, normally he is not in this area of south america only in east south of brazil !

Arauca, Colombia

Lat: 6.03, Long: -71.78

Spotted on Dec 22, 2011
Submitted on Jan 31, 2012

Reference

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