Yucatan Jay Cyanocorax yucatanicus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Corvidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Abigail Duvall


Conservation Status

According to Birdlife International, the Yucatan Jay is currently listed by the IUCN as "Least Concern." The jays have a large range and a large and increasing population, and thus appear to be doing well. Population estimates vary from 50,000-499,999 birds in a breeding range of 188,000 km2.  (BirdLife International 2010).

Effects of human activity on populations

Probably beneficial, as this bird likes edge habitat, which has been increased by human activity. (Raitt and Hardy 1976)

Recommended Citation

Duvall, A. (2010). Yucatan Jay (Cyanocorax yucatanicus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.yucjay1.01