Purplish jay

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Purplish jay
Cyanocorax cyanomelas.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Cyanocorax
Species: C. cyanomelas
Binomial name
Cyanocorax cyanomelas
(Vieillot, 1818)

The purplish jay (Cyanocorax cyanomelas) is a species of bird in the family Corvidae. It is found in northern Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Paraguay and southeastern Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.