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Black-throated Magpie-jay

Black-throated Magpie-jay

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Scientific Name:

Cyanocorax colliei


NW Mexico


Omnivore. Invertebrates, berries, fruits.


Habitat: Arid bushy country, thorn forest, deciduous open woodland, riparian forest

Incubation: 17-20 days / 3-7 eggs

Social structure: pairs or small groups

Weight: 251g max

Dimensions: 58-77cm

Lifespan:  22 max under human care

Estimated population in the wild: 50.000-500.000

Threats: Deforestation and intense overgrazing.

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Did you know that:

  1. They belong to the Corvus family.
  2. Their impressive black feathers on their forehead reach almost 8cm in length.

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