Azure-naped Jay Cyanocorax heilprini

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Azure-naped Jay is a striking corvid of north-central South America.  Preferring lowland forest borders with sandy soil below 250 meters in elevation, this species can be found in a limited area surrounding the junction of Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil.  Azure-naped Jay is dark purple-gray overall with a light blue nape and crown, thick black bridle, blue malar, yellow irides, and a white undertail and tail tip.  It is similar to the wide-ranging Violaceous Jay, but that species lacks a white tail tip.

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Calls (Azure-naped)

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Azure-naped Jay (Cyanocorax heilprini), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/aznjay1