Date: 1/6/21 2:13 pm From: <wildlife...> Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] [EXT]SEAZ: KVOA Twitter video of Black-throated Magpie Jay in Tucson
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum used to have black-throated magpie jays on exhibit. Do they still? All accounted for? I don't live in Tucson anymore.
On Jan 4, 2021, at 1:28 PM, Mark Stevenson <drbrdr99...> wrote:
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.
Most likely an escapee rather than a naturally occurring vagrant, but that's a statement of probability not certainty.
Mark StevensonTucson, AZ
On Mon, Jan 4, 2021, 11:39 AM Brian Jones <ravenwolf121...> wrote:
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 JonesTucson, AZ--------I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.