August 5, 2019 Birds from Colombia

The Green Jay is a tropical bird of the Americas and lives in two different regions, one from north of the Rio Grande River in Texas to Honduras and a second from Colombia and Venezuela through eastern Ecuador and Peru to Bolivia.

Green Jay, Cyanocorax yncas, © Victoria Restrepo

In Colombia is found from 900 to 2600 m above sea level. It feeds on beetles, crickets, lizard eggs, and fruits of various plant species.

Its nest is a cup-shaped structure with sloppy appearance built with branches and sticks.

Green Jay, Cyanocorax yncas, © Victoria Restrepo

The eggs are seen from below through the nest. Both couple members build the nest and have even seen members of their flock also helping with this work. They lay an average of 4 eggs.

Green Jay, Cyanocorax yncas

Green Jay, Cyanocorax yncas

Victoria Restrepo ©


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