peeking out from behind a limb; white belly, tail-tip (Panama; 2008-06-15)

Black-chested Jay
Cyanocorax affinis

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: a rather large jay with a black chest; inhabits forests, forest edges, and open woodlands; no sexual dimorphism.

dorsal view; black head and upperparts; yellow iris (Panama; 2008-06-15)

ventral view; black chest with white below (Panama; 2008-06-15)

quite large and sturdy bill (Panama; 2008-06-15)

dark blue patches around the eye (Panama; 2008-06-15)

pair foraging together; (Panama; 2008-06-15)

this specimen is missing the terminal half of its tail (Panama; 2008-06-15)