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Cyanolyca argentigula

Silvery-throated Jay

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Corvidae
  • Polytypic 2 Subspecies

Authors: Chaine, Noelle M.

Cyanolyca argentigula

Costa Rica; © Glenn Bartley

The Silvery-throated Jay is a small dark blue Central American jay. It is restricted to montane forests from central Costa Rica south to western Panama. It is a distinctively patterned jay, with a prominent silvery throat patch and eyestripe. Although the conservation status of the Silvery-throated Jay is rated as of Least Concern, this species in not common, and very little is known about its natural history.

Recommended Citation

Chaine, Noelle M.. 2010. Silvery-throated Jay (Cyanolyca argentigula), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map is based on the maps available from the NatureServe InfoNatura website. The data for these maps are provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.

  • Migration/Movement:Resident (nonmigratory)
  • Primary Habitat:Montane evergreen forest
  • Foraging Strata:Midstory
  • Foraging Behavior:Glean
  • Diet:Omnivorous
  • Sociality:Single-Species Flocks
  • Mating System:Unknown
  • Nest Form:Undescribed
  • Clutch: -
  • IUCN Status:Least Concern