Long blue, white-tipped tail
Curved crest of black feathers on head
White face and underparts
Black band around throat
Variable black patterning on the face
Having been forewarned that these birds were noisy pests around the pool area at the condo where I was staying in Guanacaste, I was rather surprised when none of them made an appearance during my stay there. I did have the good fortunate to spot one or two around the beach though.
Learn more about the White-throated Magpie-jay.