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"A Plush-Crested Jay" Top 5 Page for this destination Parque Nacional del Iguazù Things to Do Tip by Bwana_Brown

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  A Plush-Crested Jay in the Undergrowth
by Bwana_Brown

As we returned along the catwalk from the Devil's Throat, Rosendo pointed out some very colourful birds that were flitting about in the underbrush of some of the small islands we passed over.

He said they were Plush-Crested Jays (also known as Band-Tailed or Urraca Jays) and they reminded me a lot of the Blue Jays we get in eastern Canada. These 14-in (36-cm) birds are native to central South America and survive on a diet of insects, small animals (including eggs and nestling birds), fruits and seeds.

I guess they are used to people passing by because it stayed still long enough for me to get a photo!

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  • Updated Apr 13, 2005
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