BIRD OF THE WEEK — BLUE JAY — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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BIRD OF THE WEEK

BLUE JAY

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cyanocitta cristata
POPULATION: 17 million
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Forest edges, open woodlands, suburbs and cities with large, nut-bearing trees.

A member of the Corvid family, related to the Common Raven and Green Jay, the Blue Jay is intelligent and adaptable — qualities that have helped it learn to successfully co-exist with people.

Blue Jays are known to imitate a variety of other bird species, including the Bald Eagle and Eastern Screech-Owl. This noisy bird also utters a wide variety of squeaks, rattles, and croaks. Compare the Blue Jay’s many calls below.

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Good to the last bite

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

It's the blue jay laughing at us...

Waiting for Peanuts

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NEWS AND PERSPECTIVES ON BIRD CONSERVATION — BIOlOGICAL STATION, BRAZIL — DAISIES — PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

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BIRD CALLS

News and Perspectives on Bird Conservation

The Canudos Biological Station, located in Brazil’s Bahia Department, is a pioneering initiative managed by Biodiversitas Foundation that protects one of the planet’s most endangered and admired birds, the Lear’s Macaw (EN). Thanks to focused conservation efforts, the species’ numbers have increased from a few dozen in the late 1980s to approximately 1,700 today. The 3,274-acre reserve is striking: Its sandstone canyons are weathered into odd forms, cloaked in Caatinga habitat with giant cacti and unique flora, including the Licuri Palm, an important food for the macaw.

Canudos Biological Station is one of our top birding destinations. Photo by Ciro Ginez Albano

To see the Lear’s Macaw, go during the breeding season (March to May) and be prepared to rise before dawn. Guides at the reserve, employed from the local community, will lead you to see flocks of these large, noisy, dazzling blue birds as they flap past the dramatic red sandstone canyons where they roost and nest.

Learn more about visiting Canudos.

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Sunset daisies...

Visiting Daisy :-)

Sunset daisies...

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BARBA AZUL NATURE RESERVE — BLUE THROATED MACAWS — PLANET EARTH FLOWERS group

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BLUE THROATED MACAWS

Record sighting of 155 Blue-throated Macaws confirms steady population growth at Barba Azul Nature Reserve.

On the 11 000 hectares (27 182 acres) of Barba Azul Nature reserve, Armonía successfully protects important roosting and feeding grounds for this species.

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — YELLOW-EARED PARROT — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,500 members and over 107,000 photos videos. 

BIRD OF THE WEEK

YELLOW-EARED PARROT

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ognorhynchus icterotis 
POPULATION: ~ 4,251 Individuals
IUCN STATUS: Endangered 
TREND: Increasing
HABITAT: Humid montane and elfin forest and adjacent partially cleared terrain; favors areas with wax palms.

The colorful, elusive Yellow-eared Parrot was considered by many to be a lost species until April 1999, when a group of researchers sponsored by ABC and Fundación Loro Parque discovered a group of 81 in the misty heights of the Colombian Andes.

Since this rediscovery, Yellow-eared Parrot numbers have rebounded due to intensive conservation, but like the Fuertes’s Parrot and Santa Marta Parakeet, this bird remains one of the most threatened parrot species in Colombia.

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