black head with crest; otherwise mostly blue plumage (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

Azure Jay
Cyanocorax caeruleus

Native Range: South America

Notes: this South American jay is somewhat reminescent in plumage color and overall appearance to North America's Steller's Jay; no sexual dimorphism.

silhouette; note the rather large bill (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

showing its black crest feathers (Brazil; 2007-11-09)