Conspicuously noisy and social – with spectacular splashes of bright and gorgeous green make him stand out that much more

A brightly colorful bird that adds a welcome burst of blue, green, and yellow to the dry environments where it can be found.

The green jay (Cyanocorax luxuosus) is a New World jay with yellowish-white feathers with blue points on the top of the head, cheeks, and neck.

Conspicuously noisy and social - with spectacular splashes of bright and gorgeous green make him stand out that much more

Their breasts and bellies have a bright golden color that fades to cream as they age.

Their top sections are a deep green color. Large nasal bristles produce a unique crest on these birds.

They also have a thick black bib that extends up to the sides of their heads, as well as a stripe through the eye line and an additional one above.

Females of this species resemble males in appearance.

Green jays tend to reside in lowland brushy forested environments dominated by acacia, ebony, and hack berry.

Conspicuously noisy and social - with spectacular splashes of bright and gorgeous green make him stand out that much more

They can also endure mesquite bush and short oak tree stands.

They prefer wet woodlands on the foothills and lower mountain slopes of tropical countries.

These birds eat a broad range of insects and other invertebrates, as well as acorns and cereal grains.

When the chance presents itself, they will grab flesh and any human scraps.

During the nesting season in Texas, these birds construct a nest from of sticks, prickly twigs, rootlets, grass, moss, and leaves.

Conspicuously noisy and social - with spectacular splashes of bright and gorgeous green make him stand out that much more

It is created by both sexes and is cup-shaped, into which 3 – 5 eggs are placed and incubated by the female for 17 – 18 days.

When the eggs hatch, both parents feed the young, which become fledged after 19 -22 days.

This species has an unusually vast range and so does not approach the Vulnerable criteria under the range size criterion.

(Extent of Occurrence 20,000 km2 combined with a falling or changing range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a few sites or severe fragmentation).

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