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Purplish Jay This typically lively bird seen a couple of times in the northern Pantanal.  It looks to have a black head and a brown body until, either the light changes or the angle of viewing and then it lights up. Cyanocorax cyanomelas,Mato Grosso,Pantanal,Pouso Alegre,Purplish Jay Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Purplish Jay

This typically lively bird seen a couple of times in the northern Pantanal. It looks to have a black head and a brown body until, either the light changes or the angle of viewing and then it lights up.

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  1. pretty! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Yes, thanks but I suppose most jays have colour going for them. Posted 4 months ago

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The purplish jay is a species of bird in the family Corvidae.
It is found in northern Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Paraguay and southeastern Peru.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and heavily degraded former forest.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by NattyOne
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Uploaded Sep 21, 2022. Captured Aug 11, 2022 11:51.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/5.6
  • 1/166s
  • ISO2500
  • 400mm