A brilliant green, yellow and blue jay of the tropics, the Carriqui is a noisy, colorful delight. As rugged and resourceful as they are handsome, Carriqui travel in conspicuous family flocks through the brushlands, rivers, and forests of Mexico. 

Until recently the lower Rio Grande Valley was the only place in the United States where this exotic beauty could be found. Today, they nest near San Antonio—225 miles north of the Rio Grande. In the U.S., the species has never been recorded outside of South Texas. And we get it. Once you call the Land of 1,100 Springs home, you don’t tend to wander. 

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