Brown Jay Psilorhinus morio

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Corvidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
  • Authors: Matthew F. Jones


Conservation Status

Brown Jay is listed as a species of Least Concern according to the 2012 IUCN Red List due to its large distribution and large and increasing population size (BirdLife International 2012). Brown Jay population size is estimated at 2,000,000 individuals with a range of approximately 675,000 km2 (BirdLife International 2012).

Effects of human activity on populations

Populations of Brown Jays are increasing in many areas, likely due in part to anthropogenic deforestation, which creates more open area and edge habitat preferred by Brown Jays (Skutch 1960, BirdLife International 2012).

Recommended Citation

Jones, M. F. (2012). Brown Jay (Psilorhinus morio), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.