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Mexican Jay Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A large songbird with a robust body, long tail, short neck, heavy, pointed bill, and long, strong legs and feet.

    Relative Size

    Slightly larger than a Blue Jay, smaller than an American Crow.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 11.4 in (29 cm)
      • Weight: 4.2-4.8 oz (120-135 g)

Regional Differences

Ornithologists recognize up to six subspecies. In general, the more southerly subspecies are brighter blue above than the northern ones.

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