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Yucatan jay (Cyanocorax yucatanicus) Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Mar 18, 2017 Cyanocorax yucatanicus,Geotagged,Mexico,Winter,Yucatan jay Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Yucatan jay (Cyanocorax yucatanicus)

Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Mar 18, 2017

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  1. One of the many beautiful species of jays found in Central America. For about a month, juveniles are a striking combination white and blue with a yellow bill, so that the mayan name for the species, "Chel", has come to mean blonde in the language!
    Posted 8 months ago

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The Yucatan jay is a species of bird in the family Corvidae, the crows and their allies. It is native to the Yucatán Peninsula where its habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, plantations and cleared areas at altitudes up to 250 m . Adults are about 30 cm long, black, with blue wings, mantle, and tail, black bills, yellow eye rings and legs. Immature birds have yellow bills. This is a common species of jay with a wide range and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Feb 12, 2018. Captured Mar 18, 2017 13:34 in Quintana Roo Nuevo Durango - Coba, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
  • PENTAX K-3
  • f/5.0
  • 1/2500s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm