White-Tailed Jay

Cyanocorax mystacalis

The White-tailed Jay Also known as the Moustached jay.

Live in thick growth forests in South West Ecuador to North West Peru, near water and spend the majority of their time high in the trees.

Members of the Crow family and many similarities can be drawn from the British Jays and Magpies. For example hiding food, holding food with one foot whilst tearing at with its beak and grouping together outside the breeding season.

Very little research has been undertaken on the species in its home range so most information has been collated from captive birds and from studies on similar species in the wild.

Distribution: Southwest Ecuador to Northwest Peru.

Diet: Insects, seeds, eggs and fruit.

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