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Turquoise jay Ecuador 1241a.jpg
Cyanolyca turcosa
Scientific classification
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]



  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.