Occurs from eastern Venezuela east through the Guianas to northeastern Brazil, and south to near Manaus on the lower Rio Negro.
In Venezuela, found in southeastern Delta Amacuro, and in eastern Bolívar; occurs west to the lower Río Caura, to the lower Río Caroní, and to the lower and middle Río Paragua (Hilty 2003). To the east, it is found in the interior of the countries of Guyana (Snyder 1966), Suriname (Haverschmidt and Mees 1994) and French Guiana (Tostain et al. 1992). In Brazil, the Cayenne Jay is found in Roraima, northern Amazonas east of the Rio Negro, northern Pará, and in Amapá (Sick 1997).