White-throated Magpie-Jay · Calocitta formosa · (Swainson, ). Order: PASSERIFORMES. Family: Corvidae (Crows, Jays). Genus: Calocitta. Species. The range of Calocitta formosa extends southward from Mexico through Central America. They are found in Mexico and the Central American countries of Costa. Calocitta formosa (Swainson, ). Taxonomic Source(s): del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M.

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Most of the vegetation in the habitats of white-throated magpie-jays consists of thorny shrubs and trees, particularly Acacia trees, which are important for feeding in the drier season, and Acrocomina vinifera and Calocihta alata trees that they use for nesting.

The crest is black in the nominate race, but has blue or white margins on the other two subspecies. Dominant females are fairly faithful to their mates, but not entirely, with paternity going to both visiting floaters and to neighboring group males.

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Many features of this site will not work without javascript. White-throated Magpie-Jay Calocitta formosa. White-throated magpie-jays generally breed from January through April.

Gazza dal ciuffo golabianca, Ghiandaia gazza golabianca Japanese: Aphelocoma Scrub jays California scrub jay A. Calocitta formosa, Calocitta formosa formosa, Cyanocorax formosus, Pica formoxa Lithuanian: Groups are focused primarily around the breeding female and her offspring, with other birds working as “helpers” to build nests, feed and raise young, and bring food to nesting females. Other related concepts Cyanocorax formosus x Cyanocorax beecheii hybrid Cyanocorax [morio x formosus] hybrid Cyanocorax [colliei x caloitta hybrid.


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Retrieved 26 November These birds may even give alarm calls at the site of a car. More moderate alarms are called when a bird approaches or when other predators are observed.

There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings. Decay of apparent individual distinctiveness in the begging calls of adult formoza white-throated magpie-jays.

El Tizatillo, near Tegucigalpa. Occasionally, a helper will start a nest of her own; she is not prevented from doing so, but the group will not help her unless the nest of the dominant female fails. The species has a particularly long tail and a slightly curved crest of feathers on the head.

Male magpie-jays can individually produce upwards of 60 vocalizations probably many morebut they do so in an unusual context. Females incubating a clutch will notably beg for up to several hours, and rarely forage during this time. In South America it includes the scrub ecotone between forest and paramo. Crypsirina Hooded treepie C. White-throated magpie-jays are highly social and breed cooperatively.

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Social groups are comprised primarily of females, that actively defend their territories from other groups. Vegetation is dominated by stands of dense, spiny shrubs with tough hard or waxy evergreen leaves. Help us improve the site by taking our survey.

In addition, helpers may act as brood parasites on the nests of their own mothers, laying eggs for the group to calocirta. Belogrla svrakasta kreja Swedish: Floaters may visit multiple groups in a day, and group males show little aggression to them unless the dominant female is fertile. Amplified and high pass filtered with Audacity.

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Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. California scrub jay A. White-throated magpie-jays are very vocal, with several different types of calls. Retrieved from ” https: We’ve sent an email to Please follow the instructions to reset your password. Animal Behaviour Handbook of the Birds of the World.