- A probable juvenile Purplish-backed Jay was observed in our backyard in
Miracle Mile this evening at 6:50 pm.
It was perched and calling in a jacaranda tree for approximately one
We didn't have time to video or photograph but are prepared if the bird
The bird had a yellow beak and legs. Part of the lower beak had turned
to black - a concentric triangle on the inner lower mandible. The eye
was black. Black head and chest and dark purple shiny back and wings.
The long tail feather edges were ragged giving the impression that it
might have been caged.
Identification was made through Howell and Webb's BIRDS OF MEXICO.
Joseph and I have seen and heard this bird before so it was familiar
especially the call.
We are planning to play a tape for the bird and video it.
Interested parties can feel free to contact us.
926 S. Citrus Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036-4929