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Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas

   

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Green jay, adult
credit: Alan Wilson/CCSA

© Lang Elliot/Naturesound.com (audio)

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Family: Corvidae, Crows, Magpies, Jays view all from this family



Description Has rich green back and wings, grading to blue on nape, above eye, and on cheeks; face is otherwise black, except for white patch in front of eye. From above, tail is blue-green with yellow outer feathers; from below, appears mainly yellow. Underparts are otherwise mostly pale green. Juvenile is duller than adult. Calls include bell-like tones and insectlike, chattering notes.


Dimensions Length: 12" (30 cm)


Range Texas


Voice Calls include bell-like tones and insectlike, chattering notes.


Discussion Mainly Mexican species that occurs in southern Texas.


 

 

 

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