Plush-crested Jay Cyanocorax chrysops

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Corvidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Sarah K. Reich



Plush-crested Jays are highly active and social foragers. They forage "actively at all levels, hopping and peering about on branches and in foliage" (Ridgely and Tudor 1989).


No information.

Sexual Behavior

Very little information. Belton (1985) observed a pair that "courted by seizing each other's bills while moving along [a] horizontal branch."

Social and interspecific behavior

They usually forage in flocks of up 10-12 individuals; where the distributions of the two species overlap, they are often accompanied by Purplish Jays (Cyanocorax cyanomelas) (Wetmore 1926, Ridgely and Tudor 1989).


No information.

Recommended Citation

Reich, S. K. (2010). Plush-crested Jay (Cyanocorax chrysops), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.