Date: 1/4/21 5:21 pm
From: Roger Uzun <rogeruzun...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] [EXT]SEAZ: KVOA Twitter video of Black-throated Magpie Jay in Tucson
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Black-Throated Magpie jays are fairly common around Alamos, Sonora MX. They
are probably common a little ways north of Alamos as well.

-Roger Uzun


On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 2:08 PM Lyndie Mason Warner <lmasonwarner...>
wrote:

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> We've had a White-throated Magpie-Jay in Verrado (Buckeye, AZ) since 2017.
> He escaped from the Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield park the year before
> that. I was told by reviewers that the furthest north these birds would be
> considered normal migration is Puerta Vallerta.
>
> Lyndie Mason Warner
> Buckeye, AZ 85396
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> On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 1:53 PM Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
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>> On Jan 4, 2021, at 1:28 PM, Mark Stevenson <drbrdr99...> wrote:
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>>
>> *I am not sure that likelihood percentages can made. I remember the
>> small flock at a rural address near Nogales, now many years ago. A BT
>> Magpie Jay would be a difficult bid to smuggle across the border, and there
>> might not be much incentive to do so. Birds like this that could get to
>> the Tucson area from Mexico might be evaluated differently if their normal
>> range was within he US, whether further north, east or west. If it is an
>> escaped cage bird, perhaps it escaped not far south of the Mexican border.*
>>
>> Jeff Gilligan
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>> Most likely an escapee rather than a naturally occurring vagrant, but
>> that's a statement of probability not certainty.
>>
>> Mark Stevenson
>> Tucson, AZ
>>
>> On Mon, Jan 4, 2021, 11:39 AM Brian Jones <ravenwolf121...> wrote:
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>>> I just got a video story on my Twitter feed of a Black-throated Magpie
>>> Jay in Tucson. No info on what part of town.
>>>
>>> Anyone hear of this?
>>>
>>>
>>> For the birds!
>>>
>>> Brian Jones
>>> Tucson, AZ
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