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Turquoise jay Ecuador 1241a.jpg
Cyanolyca turcosa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Cyanolyca
Cabanis, 1851

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Cyanolyca is a genus of small jays found in humid highland forests in southern Mexico, Central America and the Andes in South America. All are largely blue and have a black mask. They also possess black bills and legs and are skulking birds. They frequently join mixed-species flocks of birds.[1]


Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Cyanolyca armillata.jpg Cyanolyca armillata Black-collared jay Andean forests in Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela
Turquoise jay.jpg Cyanolyca turcosa Turquoise jay southern Colombia, Ecuador, and northern Peru
Cyanolyca viridicyana White-collared jay Peru and Bolivia
Cyanolyca cucullata Santa Elena.JPG Cyanolyca cucullata Azure-hooded jay Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, southeastern Mexico, and western Panama
Cyanolyca pulchra -NW Ecuador-6.jpg Cyanolyca pulchra Beautiful jay Colombia and Ecuador
Black-throated Jay (Cyanolyca pumilo) 2.jpg Cyanolyca pumilo Black-throated jay Chiapas, Guatemala and Honduras
Dwarf Jay (Cyanolyca nana).jpg Cyanolyca nanus Dwarf jay Mexico
Cyanolyca mirabilis White-throated jay Mexico
Cyanolyca argentigula.jpg Cyanolyca argentigula Silvery-throated jay Costa Rica and Panama


  1. ^ Howell, Steve N.G.; Sophie Webb (1995). A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 541–542. ISBN 0-19-854012-4.