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White-throated Magpie-Jay

The White-throated Magpie-Jays (Calocitta formosa) is a large Central American jay that occurs naturally in the Pacific-slope thornforest from Jalisco, Mexico to Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

These noisy, gregarious birds often travel in flocks.

The White-throated Magpie-Jay hybridizes in Jalisco with Black-throated Magpie-Jay, with which it forms a superspecies. (*Superspecies are closely related species with non-overlapping distributions; they are thought to have evolved from the same species).

Jay InformationPhotos of Different Jay Species for Identification

 
 
 

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