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White-throated magpie-jay, Calocitta formosa
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Calocitta
G.R. Gray, 1841
  • Calocitta colliei
  • Calocitta formosa

The magpie-jays are a genus, Calocitta, of the family Corvidae (crow-like birds) native to the southern part of North America. The two known species are known to form hybrids.


Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Black-throated Magpie Jay RWD.jpg Calocitta colliei Black-throated magpie-jay Mexico from southern Sonora south to Jalisco and northwestern Colima
Calocitta formosa -Costa Rica -upper body-8.jpg Calocitta formosa White-throated magpie-jay South eastern Mexico and western Guatemala


  • "Calocitta". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 15 July 2010.

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