Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Green Jay

Green Jay
 The green jay is a resident of Mexico, Central and northern South America. The Mexican and Central American population is separated from the South American population and differ in size, color and call. It is possible that in the future it may be discovered that they are actually separate species or at least different subspecies.
Green Jay
 Green jays typically prefer riparian thickets and other dense forested areas in humid climates. The exception to this is in south Texas. South Texas is the only place in the United States where green jays can be found. In Texas they inhabit mesquite thickets, native scrub and open park lands. These birds where photographed in Texas at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and Bentsen State Park respectively.



10 comments:

ChrisJ said...

I'd really love to see one of these. We sometimes get blue jays -- or actually scrub jays that do look a very beautiful blue.

Andrea Priebe said...

Wow, what a beauty ... blue and green just like nature planned it. I have been to Texas, but have never seen this bird while I was there. I am guessing they are in very specific places and one would have to know where to go. These are awesome pictues ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Beautiful shots!!!

Gattina said...

What a beautiful bird !
Gattina
ABC Team

http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

Roger Owen Green said...

Another nifty bird!

ROG, ABCW

Margaret Adamson said...

Gosh, I have never seen or bread of this Jay. It is very lovely.

Chris Rohrer said...

I hope to see one of those down in Mexico this summer!!!! Amazing shots Jeff!

Trubes said...

What a beautiful bird and wonderful shots too,


best wishes,
Di,
ABCW team.

Marie said...

Such a stunning bird!

carolann said...

Beautiful Bird.