Dwarf jay

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Dwarf jay
Dwarf Jay (Cyanolyca nana).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Cyanolyca
Species: C. nanus
Binomial name
Cyanolyca nanus
(Du Bus de Gisignies, 1847)

The dwarf jay (Cyanolyca nanus) is a species of bird in the family Corvidae. It is endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. As its name would imply, this is the smallest member of the family Corvidae at 20–23 cm long and weighing 41 g. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Cyanolyca nana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.