Brown Jay

Psilorhinus morio

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Crows and Jays (Corvidae)

Code 4

BRJA

Code 6

CYAMOR

ITIS

Egg Color:

Blue gray with brown markings



Number of Eggs:

1 - 8



Incubation Days:

18 - 20



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

23 - 70 feet above ground.



Nest Material:

Lined with twigs and other vegetation.



Migration:

Nonmigratory



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General

Brown Jay: Large, crestless jay with dark brown upperparts and paler brown underparts grading toward white under white-tipped tail. Head is darker brown with thick, black bill. Sexes are similar. Juvenile has yellow bill.

Range and Habitat

Brown Jay: Occurs from Mexico south into Central America on the Gulf slope. In southern Texas, the northernmost extent of the bird is on the Rio Grande. In Texas, found locally in relatively tall, dense, native woods along Rio Grande. In Mexico and Central America, lives in a variety of woodland habitats, especially around clearings, open woods and forest edges.

Breeding and Nesting

Brown Jay: One to eight blue-gray eggs marked with brown are laid in a cup of twigs, usually built on a tree branch far out from the trunk. Incubation ranges from 18 to 20 days and is carried out by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

Brown Jay: Eats a wide variety of insects, small vertebrates, eggs, seeds, nuts, fruits, and berries; forages in trees, shrubs, and on the ground.

Vocalization

Brown Jay: Emits a shrill "pow" or "kreeow". Also makes a steady, repeated soft mewing.

Similar Species

Brown Jay: None in range.

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X