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Turquoise jay This was quite a common site around Guango Lodge in the Cloud Forest. You could often get reasonably close and the jays always seemed to be inquisitive about what I was doing. Cyanolyca turcosa,Ecuador,Fall,Geotagged,Guango Lodge,Turquoise jay,bird,cloud forest Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Turquoise jay

This was quite a common site around Guango Lodge in the Cloud Forest. You could often get reasonably close and the jays always seemed to be inquisitive about what I was doing.

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The turquoise jay is a species of bird in the family Corvidae.

The turquoise jay is a vibrant blue jay with a black face mask and collar. It is found exclusively in South America throughout southern Colombia, Ecuador, and northern Peru. The turquoise jay prefers a humid habitat of montane evergreen forests and elfin forests with both primary and secondary growth. This bird is omnivorous and is known to eat insects, berries, eggs, and young birds of other species. Turquoise jays are nonmigratory.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded May 23, 2015. Captured Mar 21, 2015 14:19 in Quito-Papallacta, Papallacta, Ecuador.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/250s
  • ISO500
  • 320mm