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Tufted jays
Green Jay, Cyanocorax yncas
Green Jay, Cyanocorax yncas
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Cyanocorax
Boie, 1826
17 species; see text.

The tufted jays are a genus, Cyanocorax, of New World jays, passerine birds in the crow family Corvidae.

It contains several closely related species and is dominant in Central and South America.

The genus includes seventeen species:

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

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