Black-throated Magpie Jay

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Common Name: Black-throated Magpie Jay
Scientific Name: Calocitta colli

Size: 23-30 inches (58.5-76.5 cm)

Habitat: Northwest Mexico. Found in pairs or small groups in dry woodland areas and partially open areas on the Pacific Slope of Mexico from southern Sonora south to Jalisco and northwestern Colima.

Status: Least Concern. Global Population: 50,000 – 499,999 mature individuals. While not threatened, as of 1993 there was some evidence of a significant population decline

Diet: Insects and small fruits.

Nesting: Nests are usually in trees made of a big cup of sticks lined with softer material. The female lays 3 to 7 whitish eggs with brown and gray spots

Cool Facts: This species has been known to hybridize with the White-throated Magpie-jay in Jalisco and Colima

The calls are varied, loud, raucous, and sometimes parrot-like.

Found in Songbird ReMix Yucatan

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