Habitat: The Black-chested jay can be found in forest and forest borders, second-growth woodland areas. Distribution: This species has been reported from Costa Rica to northern Colombia and Venezuela. Natural History Notes: This species usually travels in small groups. Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC). It is a resident species. Characteristics: The total length of this species varies between 32 cm and 37 cm (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). This bird has the head, the throat and the chest of a black coloration with small blue patches above and below the eyes, as well as on the cheeks. The rest of the plumage is blue on the above and more brown violet-blue on the back. The breast and the belly are beige and the tail has a beige tip.