Geographical Range Northwestern Mexico
Habitat Arid scrub, thorn forests, brush, open woodlands
Scientific Name Calocitta formosa colliei
Conservation Status Common

These intelligent birds live in groups of five to ten animals. They eat a variety of foods, such as small animals, large insects, seeds, fruits, and grains. They also sip nectar from Balsa blossoms. Both the male and female jay help build the nest high in a tree, where the female lays and sits on three to four eggs.

Did You Know?

Collie's jays are the watchdogs of the forest; they will gang up to scare off predators.