range: Neotropical: Endemic to Mexico N of Isthmus. On both
slopes from S Tamaulipas and S Sonora to Oaxaca. On sea level present
only on Pacific coast.
Physical characteristics: Overall
slaty blue color. Face with a black mask. Eyes red in adults. Crown,
head and throat with paler streaks. Legs and bill black. Long tail.
Food habits: Mostly fruit and insects.
Reproduction: Nest built as a cup
in low to middle level in bushes. Typical 2 blue eggs without any
Behavior: Usually low or on the ground
and when not vocalizing, hard to see. Vocalization varied and loud,
often performed on conspicuous perches.
Habitat: Scrub, pine forest, oak scrub, thorn forest.