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quite a large jay with very long tail
spotted among the trees on Moctezuma Beach and throughout town
Thanks, J. It is a close relative to this bird: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-throa... (A Black-throated Magpie-Jay is featured in The Big Bang Theory Season 5 episode 9, The Ornithophobia Diffusion, although incorrectly referred to as a "Blue Jay.")
Fantastic spotting, Nancy! It is beautiful!
Thank you, Yuko, Ali, and Harsha. I think these were the most charming birds that we encountered on our trip.
He is admiring himself in the mirror! Can't blame him - he IS beautiful & gorgeous!
Oh thats nice from the couple side! very great!
Thank you, Adarsha and Kranti. Like other jays these birds are omnivorous and rather opportunistic. The first photo in the series is of an individual waiting on the railing on the second floor of the hostel where he had been being fed by a couple staying there.
very beautiful .............
@Courtney: I love that one too. This poor fellow about lost his mind trying to fend off tha handsome intruder.
I want one of these!!!
Great series. Especially LOVE the second picture. What a beautiful bird.
Thank you both.
Ohhhhh my god, this is a strange bird, but it's so lovely!!!! Woowwww!!!!!!! I love it!!!! ;)
Wow it is incredible!It is a pretty bird!
I have to admit that this was by far my favorite bird of our Costa Rica trip this year.
What a beauty! I would make the last pic the main image!
If I had a crest like that, I'd be checking it in the mirror too. (pic4)
There are many birds here that I havent seen yet, This one is gorgeous
Felicidades que hermosa ave !!!
nice set auntnance123 ....... Liam you're the birdman
Lat: 9.66, Long: -85.07
Spotted on Jan 20, 2012 Submitted on Jan 22, 2012
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