Purplish-backed jay

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Purplish-backed jay
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Purplish-backed jay at the Henry Doorly Zoo
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Cyanocorax
Species: C. beecheii
Binomial name
Cyanocorax beecheii
(Vigors, 1829)

The purplish-backed jay (Cyanocorax beecheii) is a bird of the crow family Corvidae, with purple feathers on its back and black feathers everywhere else. It is endemic to Mexico.

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