National Geographic : 1914 May
Photo by Dr. C . William Beebe THE DANDY AMONG BIRDS The Mexican mot-mot is perhaps the only bird in which the tail feathers are mutilated by the bird for purposes of decoration after they are full-grown. A portion of the shafts is denuded by the bird, leaving the web at the tips to form a conspicuous racket. Photo byDr. C.William Beebe THE LONG-TAILED CRESTED JAY Next to the parrots,the long-tailed crested jays ofMexico are the most conspicuous birds attheedge ofthetable-land. They live in flocks of about twentyand arevery noisy. Small birds fear them as they do hawks and formuch thesame reason, asthey areinveterate robbers of nests.