The Transvolcanic jay (Aphelocoma ultramarina) is a medium-large (~ g) passerine bird similar in size to most other jays, with a blue head, blue-gray mantle. Scientific Name: Aphelocoma ultramarina (Bonaparte, ). Common Name(s). English, –, Ultramarine Jay, Transvolcanic Jay. Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria. Justification of Red List category. This species has a very large range, and hence does.
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The Birds of North America. Contribute to Avibase Acknowledgements Flickr group Media stats Flickr group members Media wanted Translate Avibase is also available in the following languages: They do most of their insect hunting in the warmer months while in July they ultramarinx visit the flowers of the Parry Agave Agave parryi for nectar and insects and then through December take acorns and pinyon nuts from trees.
In Arizona, eggs were pale green in color but a pale blue with brown speckling in Texas. MyAvibase allows you to create and manage your own lifelists, and produce useful reports to help you plan your next birding excursion.
Accessed May 8, at http: Geographic Range Mexican Jays range from the north in central Arizona, southwestern New Mexico and west-central Texas through the eastern central mountain chain south to Puebla, Guerrero and central Veracruz and went to Jalisco and Colima. Corvus ultramarinus Avibase ID: At fledging, which occurs 24 to 28 days after hatching, young jays can actively fly for a few meters before gliding down.
Its preferred habitat is montane pine – oak forest. Aphelocoma Scrub jays California scrub jay A. Transvolcanic Jay is similar to Mexican Jay Aphelocoma wollweberiand indeed until recently Transvolcanic Jay was classified as a subspecies group ulhramarina Mexican.
Smallish jay, no crest, bluish above and dingy greyish white below, with relatively heavy, pointed bill There’s a role for everyone! Australian and Melanesian species Little crow C.
Thus, as of this decision, there are now five described subspecies of Mexican jays that are divided into three divergent groups see below. Once she accepts, the male mounts the female for a brief copulation, one to five seconds.
Mountains w Mexico nw Jalisco to ne Colima Aphelocoma wollweberi wollweberi: Geai des volcans ou G. Presumably similar to A. Translate Avibase is also available in the following languages: Head, sides aphelodoma neck and nape blue while back a brownish-grey. This terrestrial biome includes summits of high mountains, either without vegetation or covered by low, tundra-like vegetation. Both male and female coloration is similar.
Ultramarine Jay Aphelocoma ultramarina. Skip to main content. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Contribute to Avibase Acknowledgements Flickr group Media stats Flickr group members Media wanted Translate Avibase is also available in the following languages: Related taxa Other synonyms Catalan: Contribute There are a few ways by which you can help the development of this page, such as joining the Flickr group for photos or providing translations of the site in addition languages.
The bill of adult Transvolcanic Jay is black, but the bill of the fledgling is pale pinkish or yellowishand may take up to three years to turn completely black.
Avibase checklists Search Avibase search Browse by families Contribute There are a few ways by which you can help the development of this page, such as joining the Flickr group for photos or providing translations of the site in addition languages. Accessed December 31, at https: Philadelphia 4 pt2 p.
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Second and even third clutches have been observed although for the most part they were replacement clutches and were smaller than first clutches. He might also call to her with the Whisper song See Communication while spreading his wings.
Ultramarine Jay (Aphelocoma ultramarina) – BirdLife species factsheet
Mexican Jays are found in habitats usually containing pine Pinus spp. Most of their foraging takes place on the ground for insects or stored food but they also search the foliage for caterpillars and acorns. The mating system of Mexican Jays seems rigid but in fact is quite flexible.
Aphelocoma ultramarina (Transvolcanic Jay) – Avibase
At aphelcooma age, their main form of locomotion is jumping, aphelocom if they get too far away or down a tree they can usually jump their way back up. However, in larger clutches there are often runts, which shows that one or two of the eggs hatched later than the rest. Jays have died by eating corn kernels from a garden laced with fungicides, by finding pesticides in storage areas, and through collisions with motor vehicles.