The White-throated Magpie Jay is similar in size to our European Magpie. They have a wide range that stretches from Mexico to Costa Rica. It is gregarious and often travels in flocks of 5 – 10 birds. They are noisy birds that will mob their observers.
The White-throated Magpie-Jay has an average length of 20 inches, with its long tail accounting for about half that length. Its upperparts, including the wings and much of its tail, are blue/blue-grayish in color. The underparts are white, as are the sides of its head. There is a black band running across its breast and halfway up each side of the neck. It has a stout bill and black legs and feet. The males and females are alike in appearance.
White-throated Magpie Jays © John N Murphy