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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Ellis, Known Predators falcons Falconidae owls Strigiformes hawks Accipitridae Ecosystem Roles White-throated magpie-jays primary ecosystem role is as seed dispersers. Range eggs per season 2 to 6 Average eggs per season Average fledging age 23 days Range age at sexual or reproductive maturity female 8 to 14 months Range age at sexual or reproductive maturity male 8 to 14 months Young birds are fed in the nest by their mother and other helper females.

Urraca copetona Spanish Spain: White-throated magpie-jays protect themselves against predators through their social behavior, including mobbing behavior and alarm calls. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Other food items include various large fruits, arthropod egg masses and pupae, wasp nests, and spiders.

Urraca Hermosa Cariblanca Finnish: White-throated magpie-jays are highly social and breed cooperatively. These birds may even give alarm calls at the site of a car.

Molecular Ecology In small groups, one female breeder is typically responsible for incubating all of the eggs, and rarely leaves the nest during this time. Enter your log in email address and we’ll send you a link formowa reset your password.

While singing the bird was perched mid-way up a large tree in deciduous dry forest. California scrub jay A. Males also have partially white crests and very little black coloration above the eye.

Ellis, a ; Ellis, b ; Ellis, Communication Channels visual acoustic Perception Channels visual tactile acoustic chemical Food Habits White-throated magpie-jays are omnivores, feeding primarily on caterpillars and various small fruits. In addiction, white-throated magpie-jays are often found near clearings and areas of human dwellings and in or near coffee plantations in Central America.


ADW: Calocitta formosa: INFORMATION

El Tizatillo, near Tegucigalpa. The species has a particularly long tail and a slightly curved crest of feathers on the head. Calocitta formosa Swainson Floaters may visit multiple groups in a day, and group males show little aggression to them unless the dominant female is fertile.

Other food items include grasshoppers and katydidssmall lizards, frogs, nestlings of various small birds, and fruits from Acacia trees.

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They also calocihta a loud alarm when fornosa nest is approached by both humans and natural predators, which doubles as a mobbing call. Calocitta formosa Backside of a white throated magpie jay sitting on a wooden railing bird birds exotic feathering rare exstinction threatens mexico elsterhher Two white throated magpie jays share calcitta tender moment in the palm trees White throated magpie jay perched on a tree branch, Costa Rica Blue Magpie-jay in a tree Elsternhaeher, Elstern-Haeher, Langschwanzhaeher, Langschwanz-Haeher Calocitta formosasitzt auf einem Ast, Costa Rica whit Next page Recent searches: International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Contribute to Avibase Acknowledgements Flickr group Media stats Flickr group calocirta Media wanted Translate Avibase is also available in the following languages: Therefore, groups generally consist of a dominant female, her lone social mate, and a number of retained female offspring who feed the dominant female, nestlings, and fledglings.

The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. White-throated magpie-jays are likely to be relatively long-lived. Mobbing calls and predator alarms are similar: Handbook of the Birds of the World V.

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Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. 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. Many features of this site will not work without javascript. Animal Behavior Other social calls include low “chirring”, usually produced during mating attempts and during nest-building. The Guanacaste Province of Cqlocitta Rica is home to particularly large populations of white-throated magpie-jays and many studies of this species have been conducted there.


This may be due to decreased chance of predation near human settlements.

Pica formosa Avibase ID: In contrast, females tend to have almost entirely black crests, and much black or black-and-white mottled coloration above the eye. Taiwan blue magpie U. Acacia seeds require particular skill to consume, due to the protection of these trees by ant species. White-throated Magpie-Jay Calocitta formosa pompata. These birds frequently ingest various types of berries, fruits, and seeds.

This page was last edited on 5 Decemberat Occasionally, a helper will start a nest of her own; she is not prevented from doing so, but the group gormosa not help her unless the nest of the dominant female fails.

White-throated magpie-jays are omnivorousconsuming foromsa wide range of animal and plant matter. Ellis, a ; Ellis, b ; Langen and Vehrencamp, Male magpie-jays can individually produce upwards of 60 vocalizations probably many morebut they do so in an unusual context. Other related concepts Cyanocorax formosus x Cyanocorax beecheii hybrid Cyanocorax [morio x formosus] hybrid Cyanocorax [colliei x formosus] hybrid.

Such reproductive skew within groups seems to calocitra lead to the evolution calcitta one of the more astonishing vocal systems in the bird world. Males do not play an active role in reproduction, outside of the initial act of fertilizing the eggs. The legs and eye are black, and the bill is grey.

The white-throated magpie-jay hybridizes in Jalisco with the black-throated magpie-jay C. Diet varies by season, with adult birds consuming mostly fruit during the wet and late wet season August-December ; mostly caterpillars during the early wet season May-Augustand a mixture of miscellaneous small fruit and acacia fruits during the dry season January-April.

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