Mexican Jay Photo

By May 26, 2009Arizona, Birds

I’m posting one last photo from Upper Madera Canyon, this time a photo of a Mexican jay (Aphelocoma ultramarina). The wanna-be tough-guys were everywhere among the trees, spooking all the smaller birds. They would only shut up and settle down when the larger ravens rolled through. They are not as colorful as the Stellar’s jay but still fun to watch nonetheless.

Mexican jay, Aphelocoma ultramarina, Madera Canyon Recreation Area, Green Valley, Arizona

Mexican jay.
Image ID: 22959
Species: Mexican Jay, Aphelocoma ultramarina
Location: Madera Canyon Recreation Area, Green Valley, Arizona, USA

Shot at Bill Forbes’ Upper Madera Canyon “drip”, which I visited and described recently.

About Phil Colla

I am a natural history photographer. I enjoy making compelling images in the ocean, on land, and in the air. I have maintained the Natural History Photography blog since 2005 and my searchable Natural History Photography Library since 1997. Here are some tear sheets and behind the scenes views. Thanks for looking!