This is a female Black-throated Magpie-Jay that was photographed in Burbank, CA on May 9, 2014. This bird is native to Northwest Mexico and this species has been seen in Burbank dating back to 2010. No one knows for sure if this is a wild bird or escaped from a breeder. Either way, it was a great surprise to see her and a treat to photograph her.
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