Medium-sized, overall blue jay of humid evergreen and pine-evergreen forest in mountains. Usually travels in pairs or small groups, often in association with other jays (including Unicolored), orioles, and toucanets. Forages at all levels, often well hidden in vegetation. Plumage dark blue overall with blacker face and throat bordered by white-framed, azure-blue cap. Juvenile has duller blue cap without white border.