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Category:Platylophus - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Platylophus


This genus contains only one species, the distinctive Crested Jay from southeast Asia.


Platylophus is a monotypic genus in the Family Corvidae.
The taxonomic placement of this genus has long been questioned and it may not be a corvid at all. Some have suggested that it would better be placed in the African family of Bush-shrikes.

Genus Platylophus viewedit
P. galericulatus Crested 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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