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Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyaneus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Corvidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Donna Molfetto


Conservation Status

Cyanocorax melanocyaneus is considered by the IUCN a species of Least Concern because of its large range and large population, which (though unquantified) appears to be increasing (BirdLife International 2010).

Effects of human activity on populations

The Bushy-crested Jay's original habitat was woodland dominated by oak trees (Goodwin 1976). However, much of this habitat within its range has been converted to coffee plantations, to which this species has adapted  (Goodwin 1976).

Recommended Citation

Molfetto, D. (2010). Bushy-crested Jay (Cyanocorax melanocyaneus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.