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Mexican Jay

Aphelocoma ultramarina


The Mexican Jay is a medium-large (~120 g) passerine similar in size to most other jays, with a blue head, blue-gray mantle, blue wings and tail, and pale gray breast and underparts. The sexes are morphologically similar, and juveniles differ only in having less blue coloration and, in some populations, a pink/pale (instead of black) bill that progressively becomes more black with age


The Mexican Jay, Aphelocoma wollweberi,[1] formerly known as the Gray-breasted Jay, is a New World jay native to the Sierra Madre Oriental, Sierra Madre Occidental, and Central Plateau of Mexico. It reaches north to eastern Arizona, western New Mexico and western Texas in the United States. Its preferred habitat is montane pine-oak forest.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Aaron_G 10 years ago
Definitely one of the jays
Family Corvidae Jay

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LuisStevens 10 years ago

Thank you pkcisneros

pkcisneros 10 years ago

Wow I like its colors. Is a beautiful bird

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Thank you Mitch Ray

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Thnk you Goody for the ID. It was a really fast ID. And yes, you are raight again it is Jay. Mexican Jay (Aphelocoma ultramarina)

MitchRay 10 years ago

Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica), perhaps?

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Thank you Gerardo

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Very nice series!

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Spotted on Mar 11, 2012
Submitted on Mar 14, 2012

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