Description: Beautiful 3 month old tame Black throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta colliei) hand fed babies are available!
The black-throated magpie-jay is a strikingly long-tailed magpie-jay of northwestern Mexico. The upperparts are blue with white tips to the tail feathers and the underparts are white. The bill, legs, head, and conspicuous crest are black except for a pale blue crescent over the eyes and a patch under the eye. In juveniles, the crest has a white tip and the patch below the eye is smaller and darker blue than in adults. In most birds, the throat and chest are also black, but some in the southern part of the range have various amounts of white there.
Behavior: The nest is also typical of the family: a big cup of sticks lined with softer material. The female lays 3 to 7 whitish eggs with brown and gray spots. The calls are varied, loud, raucous, sometimes parrot-like.
Diet: Considered omnivorous and feed on a large variety of foods including: fruits and berries such as papaya and bluberries, nuts, invertebrates, small rodents, and chicken hearts etc. In addition, this bird would also do well with Zupreme Cockatiel round pellets and our Goldfeast Australian blend.
*Note: Commercial airline shipping is required for this bird. If you have a gender preference please contact us prior to your order so we can ensure your preferred gender is still available.
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- About 3 weeks
- 0.80 LBS
- 23.00 (in)
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