One of the first creatures we met in the Mayan Riviera was this handsome bird.
He’s a Yucatan Jay and they are found over most of southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Sometimes we’d see them on their own, but sometimes they’d form great big flocks of twenty or so birds.
Like his European namesake, the Yucatan Jay eats pretty much anything in the forest habitat. An interesting thing that I discovered (thank you Wikipedia) is that when they are young, the birds have a gold eye ring.
With their cobalt blue wings and tail they must be the most gorgeous birds that I have seen in Mexico, but they do have a funny cry “Weiner weiner”. Do you think they like hot dogs?