The Azure-Hooded Jay (Cyanolyca cucullata) inhabits from the East part of Mexico to West Panama. It lives along edges in wet mountain forest. Its measures are 29 cm (12 inches) and 88g in weight.
This medium-sized bird is dark blue with contrasting sky-blue hood. Adults have forehead, sides of head and neck, throat, breast, and upper back black. Rest of the body, wings and tail dark blue. The fore-crown silvery-white, bill and legs black. They live in pairs or in groups. Eats beetles, katydids, homopterans, larvae, spiders, small vertebrates and berries.