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White-throated magpie jay

Calocitta formosa

Description:

quite a large jay with very long tail

Habitat:

spotted among the trees on Moctezuma Beach and throughout town


1 species ID suggestions

Liam
Liam 7 years ago
Calocitta formosa

38 Comments (1–25)

auntnance123
auntnance123 6 years ago

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.")

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Fantastic spotting, Nancy! It is beautiful!

auntnance123
auntnance123 6 years ago

Thank you, Yuko, Ali, and Harsha. I think these were the most charming birds that we encountered on our trip.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 6 years ago

Aw...cute!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 6 years ago

Very Wonderful!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

He is admiring himself in the mirror! Can't blame him - he IS beautiful & gorgeous!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Oh thats nice from the couple side! very great!

auntnance123
auntnance123 6 years ago

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.

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 6 years ago

very beautiful .............

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Beautiful,,,,,

auntnance123
auntnance123 6 years ago

@Courtney: I love that one too. This poor fellow about lost his mind trying to fend off tha handsome intruder.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

Awesome!!!

Cammie C. Myers
Cammie C. Myers 6 years ago

I want one of these!!!

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 6 years ago

Great series. Especially LOVE the second picture. What a beautiful bird.

auntnance123
auntnance123 6 years ago

Thank you both.

auntnance123
auntnance123 6 years ago

I have to admit that this was by far my favorite bird of our Costa Rica trip this year.

Atul
Atul 6 years ago

lovely!

majestic

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

What a beauty! I would make the last pic the main image!

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

If I had a crest like that, I'd be checking it in the mirror too. (pic4)

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 6 years ago

There are many birds here that I havent seen yet, This one is gorgeous

harsuame
harsuame 6 years ago

Felicidades que hermosa ave !!!

KdonGalay
KdonGalay 7 years ago

nice set auntnance123 .......
Liam you're the birdman

Birdgirl
Birdgirl 7 years ago

Why argue about order? Aren't they all beautiful!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Third picture I like most...

Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.66, Long: -85.07

Spotted on Jan 20, 2012
Submitted on Jan 22, 2012

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