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Category:Cyanocorax - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Cyanocorax


A group of Jays from South America, Central America, and North America.
This group is rather diverse, including drab species and colourful ones. They are also found in a variety of habitats, often in open terrain.
A possible new species in this genus has recently been found in Amazonia but is not yet formally described.


Cyanocorax is genus in the family Corvidae.
The four blue-and-black species from Middle America are sometimes placed in their own genus Cissilopha. Also the Green Jay has been placed in its own genus Xanthoura.
Brown Jay is sometimes placed in this genus, too.

Genus Cyanocorax viewedit
C. dickeyi Tufted Jay
C. affinis Black-chested Jay
C. yncas Green Jay
C. melanocyaneus Bushy-crested Jay
C. sanblasianus San Blas Jay
C. yucatanicus Yucatan Jay
C. beecheii Purplish-backed Jay
C. cyanomelas Purplish Jay
C. caeruleus Azure Jay
C. violaceus Violaceous Jay
C. cristatellus Curl-crested Jay
C. mystacalis White-tailed Jay
C. cayanus Cayenne Jay
C. heilprini Azure-naped Jay
C. chrysops Plush-crested Jay
C. cyanopogon White-naped Jay


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507

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