Crested jay

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Crested jay
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Platylophus
Swainson, 1832
Species: P. galericulatus
Binomial name
Platylophus galericulatus
(Cuvier, 1817)
At Jurong BirdPark, Singapore

The crested jay (Platylophus galericulatus) is a species of bird traditionally placed in the family Corvidae but might belong to the Helmetshrikes. It is monotypic within the genus Platylophus.[2] It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Cited texts[edit]

  • dos Anjos, Luiz (2007). "Family Corvidae (Crows)". In del Hoyo, Josep; Elliott, Andrew; Christie, David. Handbook of the Birds of the World. 9. Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Editions.