Purplish jay

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Purplish jay
Cyanocorax cyanomelas.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Cyanocorax
Species: C. cyanomelas
Binomial name
Cyanocorax cyanomelas
(Vieillot, 1818)

The purplish jay (Cyanocorax cyanomelas) is a species of bird in the Corvidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.