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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Animal Rescue II: White-throated Magpie-Jay

We at  Estacion Biologica FUNDECI/GAIA recently adopted a baby White-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta formosa) that had been stolen from his nest by some local children. You can read our earlier post about this bird here. He has gone from hand-feeding to flying, and he has been adopted by local adults who are presently feeding their own chick. But he still returns and begs for food each day, and he even lands on unsuspecting people, but he means no harm. He also returns when local birds harrass him, which at first was often, but now seems rare. Here is a video of the bird before his flight was strong, showing him in his home, an adapted 5-gallon bucket!

The White-throated Magpie-Jay is common throughout the Pacific region of Nicaragua. Would you like to work with us as a volunteer on saving wild nature in Nicaragua? If so, please contact us.

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