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The Inca Jay

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Another of my latest birds, the Inca jay (aka South American Green Jay).

The Inca jay is found in a broad sweep across the highlands (primarily the Andes) of South America in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia in humid forests.

They eat arthropods, vertebrates, seeds, and fruit and have been have been observed using sticks as tools to extract insects from tree bark.

The Central American and South American populations of the Green Jay are separated by 1,500 km (900 mi). The two different groups differ in color, calls, and habitat use, and may be different species. The South American Green Jays are larger and have a crest in front of their eyes. It has been suggested that the North American taxa should be considered separate species, Cyanocorax luxuosus. If following this taxonomy, the northern species retains the common name Green Jay, while the South American population, which retains the scientific name Cyanocorax yncas, is renamed the Inca Jay.

As with most of the typical jays, this species has a very extensive voice repertoire. The bird's most common call makes a rassh-rassh-rassh sound, but many other unusual notes also occur. One of the most distinctive calls sounds like an alarm bell.

Rendered in Poser 2012 without postwork. Model credits: Inca Jay (from Songbird ReMix C&U Birds3) and Fig branch (SBRM freebie) by Ken Gilliland.



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Jul 14, 2012 9:06:54 am
Great work, Ken

by MNArtist Homepage »

Jul 14, 2012 10:22:59 am
Wow! What a beautiful bird and what a beautiful render!

by psyoshida Homepage »

Jul 14, 2012 11:19:11 am
They are such a beautiful bird & what a great setting!

by Flint_Hawk Online Now!   Homepage »

Jul 14, 2012 1:17:30 pm
wonderful classe work

by Schaefchen Homepage »

Jul 14, 2012 7:06:44 pm
marvelous picture

by flavia49 Homepage »

Jul 15, 2012 1:28:34 am
Colourful!

by Kerya Homepage »

Jul 15, 2012 2:32:53 am
beautiful bird, wonderful image

by ia-du-lin Homepage »

Jul 15, 2012 10:04:21 am
SUPERLATIVE WORK

by sandra46 Homepage »

Jul 15, 2012 10:25:01 am
What a beauty - so nicely done.

by Kinchie Homepage »

Jul 15, 2012 2:18:15 pm
A lovely bird and great scene to showcase him.

by adorety Homepage »

Jul 16, 2012 10:48:46 am
Beautiful Ken! What an amazing bird!

by cwrw Homepage »

Jul 16, 2012 4:09:46 pm
Really beautiful, hugs Jane xx

by JaneEden Homepage »

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