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Guatemala 2006

Endemic to Guatemala and western Honduras, the Bushy-crested Jay was fairly common at Cerro Alux, Volcan Chicabal, and Volcan San Pedro - but tough to see well, as it moved about in family parties in the mid-level foliage, making it challenging to photograph...

The form of Steller's Jay found in Guatemala (where it is fairly common in Pine-dominated forest) is ridgwayi - part of the distinctive blue-crested group; it has a purplish sheen to the flattened crest, a short bill, huge white marks over each eye, and a faint brown wash to the back: