Brown Jay

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Psilorhinus Morio 

Brown Jay

2 Main Groups:


Almost completely dark brown, with lighter brown on the underparts.


 White-bellied and have bright white tips to the outer tail feathers.

The intergrade zone is in Veracruz, Mexico.

Adults in both populations have black bills, legs, and feet.

Juveniles have yellow bare parts, including yellow eye-rings.

BILL: black.

SIZE: measures about 16 inches in length, with a wingspan of 26 inches.

WEIGHT: weighs about 198.4 grams.


Northern - dark-brown, light-brown and black.

Southern - brown, white and black.

Plant and animal matter.

A variety of forested habitats, particularly open forested habitats, forest edges, and in forest clearings.

Mexico south into Central America on the Gulf slope.

CALL: A loud but low-pitched "pee-ah" call and is often modified to suit its situation or mood.

NEST: A large cup built of sticks and twigs, placed in a tree, built by both sexes.

EGGS:  2 - 6 eggs.

INCUBATION: 18 - 20 days, female fed by the male.

They use a variety of foraging techniques, depending upon location and available food items.

They are typically social when foraging, moving about in small flocks.

Brown Jay Infographic







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