The Curl-crested Jay (Cyanocorax cristatellus) is a large jay with a black head, white-tipped tail, and distinctive recurved crest. It is endemic to the cerrado woodlands and woodland edges in south-central Brazil and parts of Paraguay and Bolivia. Omnivores in the fullest sense, the jays have been known to eat a variety of fruit, arthropods, and even some vertebrates. These jays are territorial, forming groups of 9 to 11 individuals. They are cooperative breeders that actively assist in the feeding and rearing of young. The conservation status of the Curl-crested Jay is rated as of Least Concern due to its relative abundance, widespread range, and ability to adapt to anthropogenic habitat changes.