Cayenne Jay Cyanocorax cayanus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Corvidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Alexander V. Kumar

The Cayenne Jay is a typical Cyanocorax: it is a medium sized jay with a mostly black head, bluish-purple wings and tail and a white belly. It occurs in humid lowland forests and forest edges and in northeastern South American in eastern Venezuela, northern Brazil and the Guianas. This species is a cooperative breeder, like some other members of the genus. Although the Cayenne Jay is large and distinctive, it is little studied and many aspects of its natural history remain undocumented.


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

Recommended Citation

Kumar, A. V. (2010). Cayenne Jay (Cyanocorax cayanus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.