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White-throated Magpie-Jay

(Calocitta formosa)

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Large bird, blue above, white below; conspicuous crest on head; long blue tail; large black bill; 46cm (18in). (Urraca Copetona, Piapia Azul).


Low and middle elevations, northern Pacific slope; found in tree canopy in more open, wooded sites such as forest edges, trees along waterways, and especially around human settlements.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

White-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta formosa), Costa Rica