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Category:Cyanolyca - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Cyanolyca


Nine species of Jays from Central America and South America.
This birds are small and sleek. They are uniformely dark blue except for a black mask and sometimes a paler crown and/or throat. All species inhabit forests, most of them are found at higher altitudes.


Cyanolyca is genus in the family Corvidae.
A DNA study has shown that this genus is the most basal of the New World jays.

Genus Cyanolyca viewedit
C. mirabilis White-throated Jay
C. nanus Dwarf Jay
C. pumilo Black-throated Jay
C. argentigula Silvery-throated Jay
C. cucullata Azure-hooded Jay
C. pulchra Beautiful Jay
C. armillata Black-collared Jay
C. turcosa Turquoise Jay
C. viridicyanus White-collared 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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Pages in category ‘Cyanolyca’

The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total.