|White-naped Jay Cyanocorax
Brazilian name: Gralha-cancã
The White-naped Jay is a Brazilian endemic which is to be found in north-east and central Brazil. It inhabits deciduous woodland, dense cerrado and caatinga.
Like all South American jays it is omnivorous and will eat insects and animals as well as fruit and berries.
|It has a broad white area on
the nape and blue spots above and below the eyes which are only
obvious in certain lights.
It is a great mimic and will copy the songs and calls of other birds as well as uttering its own grating call.
|The nest of the White-naped Jay is a very minimalist affair and, according to Sick, there is a proverb in the north-east of Brazil which says, "Whoever finds the nest of the White-naped Jay gets rich". So there's a challenge!|
|There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase. There is also a page on Wikiaves.|
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