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Black-throated Magpie-Jay
Calocitta collieiPCCA20051227-1964B
Captive adult
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Corvida
Superfamily: Corvoidea
Family: Corvidae
Subfamily: Cyanocoracinae
Genus: Calocitta
Species: C. colliei
Binomial name
Calocitta colliei
Vigors, 1829

The Black-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta colliei) is a strikingly long-tailed jay of northwestern Mexico. A Black-throated Magpie-Jay was featured in a season 5 episode of The Big Bang Theory, sending Sheldon into an ornithophobic episode. It was incorrectly referred to as a Blue Jay.

Black-throated Magpie-Jay2

A Magpie-Jay flying

Black-throated Magpie-Jay flying

Black-throated Magpie-Jay

Sheldon and a BTMJ

Sheldon Cooper with a Black-throated Magpie-Jay.


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Other common names Black-throated Magpie-jay


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References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Calocitta colliei". 2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 

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