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Silvery-throated Jay

Cyanolyca argentigula

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A small, striking jay with a very limited range in the highlands of Costa Rica and Panama. Unmistakable: mostly dark midnight-blue, brighter on the wings, with pale silvery throat and thin eyebrow. Sexes similar. Uncommon to rare in oak forests from around 2,000–3,200 m. Found in pairs or small flocks. Listen for harsh calls, typical of a jay.

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