Plush-crested Jay (Cyanocorax chrysops)

The corvid family is big. I have to start somewhere in these posts so I have randomly chosen the Plush-crested Jay, Cyanocorax chrysops. It is a magnificent bird—so beautiful and brilliant colors. I saw this photograph and it enticed me to pick it!

Plush-crested Jay
Plush-crested Jay

How could I resist such a pretty bird?

It lives in the central-southern part of South America: Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and northeastern Argentina.

The Plush-crested Jay normally live in groups of up to 10 or 12 others. They also are found accompanying the Purplish Jay to feed. The Plush-crested Jay forages actively, hopping and peering about on branches and in foliage. They have a very loud and arresting call, which serves to draw attention to them. Like many corvids the Plush-crested Jay can also mimic other birds and are very sociable. Unlike crows, they are not shy at all.