spectacular coloration; no sexual dimorphism (Texas, USA; 2006-04-04)

Green Jay
Cyanocorax luxuosus

Native Range: Middle America

Notes: this unmistakable and beautiful jay is mostly Central American but its range does extend barely into south Texas, USA, where North American birders flock to catch glimpses of this exquisite creature; travels in small noisy groups through brushy woodlands.

blue and black head pattern, green-yellow body (Texas, USA; 2006-04-04)

long greenish-blue tail; sturdy bill, legs (Texas, USA; 2006-04-04)