Mexican Jays are common in southern Arizona, in higher altitudes. I found him in Hereford, Arizona. This jay is sitting on the dried flower stalk of an Agave, a succulent that grows wild in Arizona. One of the large species is called a Century Plant because people believed it grows for a century before it blooms. It actually grows for about seven years, and blooms only once, and then dies. Aphelocoma ultramarina, Agave sp.