Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Magpie Jay Takes a Bite

Yes, the magpie jay that landed at the table next to us did help himself to some leftovers of the breakfast fruit.
This photo shows his long tail and the distinctive top not on his head.

Blue jays in the USA are known for robbing the food of others.  It is interesting that their cousins in Central America share this same trait.

As I have mentioned before, tiny Costa Rica, which is the size of West Virginia or Switzerland, has more species of birds than the USA and Canada combined.  One of my guidebooks describes it as Nirvana for birders.

Today is Sunday, so we have photos new photos posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.  This week we are showing some photos from our recent trip to Papua New Guinea.

9 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

A beautiful photo of that handsome bird!
Advent regards from Eagan

Sharon said...

I would have to agree with that nirvana statement. I saw so many wonderful birds while I was there.

Lowell said...

What great fun.

Re your comment on Ocala: How can you say Florida is low-lying? Maybe South Florida where most places are only 10 feet above sea-level, but here in Ocala we're 100 feet above sea-level. That's why we're on top of the world. (Our world, that is!) :-)

glenda said...

What a beautiful bird, such pretty markings.

Jack said...

We have to admire jays. They fearlessly go out and get what they want.

Bob Crowe said...

Some years ago a ranger told us that Monteverde National Park itself has more species of birds than the US. We will check on that in about 60 days.

JM said...

What a beautiful bird and great captures of it!

Kate said...

Certainly a fearless forager for a good meal.

Karl Demetz said...

Bon appetit !!
Beautiful series.

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