2023 Bonanza Bird #8

Discover the Black-throated Magpie-Jay: Mexico's Long-Tailed Wonder

Meet the latest addition to Birdorable: the Black-throated Magpie-Jay joins our cute cartoon corvid family today as our 2023 Bonanza rolls on!

Native to the northwestern regions of Mexico, particularly the states of Sinaloa and Nayarit, this striking bird is a visual treat with its vivid blue and white plumage and extraordinarily long tail – one of the longest of any type of corvid. Though they have a relatively small native range, the population is strong and the species is not considered to be threatened. Forest fragmentation may prove to be a problem for the species as human development expands.

The Black-throated Magpie-Jay is an omnivore; it enjoys a mix of insects, seeds, and fruits.

Black-throated Magpie-Jays are known for their vocal stylings. They can be loud and raucous when gathering in groups; sometimes their calls sound like parrots!

Cute Black-throated Magpie-Jay gifts

Guess tomorrow's bird ...

Tomorrow, we're unveiling a brand-new addition to the Birdorable family, and it's a real giant in the avian world! This majestic bird, known for its impressive size and striking appearance, is often crowned as the largest heron on the planet. With long legs, a powerful beak, and a statuesque presence, it's a sight to behold in its natural habitat. Can you guess which bird we're talking about? Stay tuned and visit our blog tomorrow for the big reveal of this Goliath addition!

Comments

Tlatophus on December 4, 2023 at 10:40 AM wrote:
Goliath Heron!
Brandon on December 4, 2023 at 12:23 PM wrote:
Yay Goliath Heron!!

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