Bushy-crested jay
Bushy-crested jay
Bushy-crested jay

Bushy-crested jay

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Bushy-crested Jay

The bushy-crested jay (Cyanocorax melanocyaneus) is a species of bird in the family Corvidae. It is found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest.

Description:

Blue body with a black head and crest when erected.

Song:

Caw call similar to a crow.

Breeding:

Bushy-crested Jays lives in family groups up to 15-20 individuals and the entire flock helps to rear three to six eggs in a twig nest. The thin nest made of small sticks and twigs  are mostly built by the female. They lay three to six pink to deep red eggs with red-brown markings and are laid April-May.

Diet:

Bushy-crested Jays forage both in trees and shrubs, and on the ground. The diet includes insects, seeds, and fruits such as figs. In captivity: Paradise Earth Premium Softball Blend, mixed dried insects and fruit.