Curl-crested Jay

This New World or blue jay is a beautiful and large bird with predominantly dark blue back, an almost black head and neck, and snow-white chest and underparts. They have a pronounced curled crest rising from just behind the beak; the crest is on average larger in males, but the sexes are generally quite similar.

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The Curl-crested Jay is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Curl-crested Jay (Cyanocorax cristatellus) is a jay from South America. Female This New World or "blue" jay is a beautiful and large (35 cm/14 in overall) bird with predominantly dark blue back, an almost black head and neck, and snow-white chest and underparts. They have a pronounced curled crest rising from just behind the beak; the crest is on average larger in males, but the sexes are generally quite similar. More

The Curl-crested Jay (Cyanocorax cristatellus) is a jay from South America. Description This New World or "blue" jay is a beautiful and large (35 cm/14 in overall) bird with predominantly dark blue back, an almost black head and neck, and snow-white chest and underparts. More

According to Sick, the Curl-crested Jay is Endemic to Brazil but Ridgely & Tudor include NE Paraguay in its range. Its normal habitat is cerrado where it can be fairly common. Curl-crested Jay, most jays it will eat almost anything that is either animal or vegetable. Fotografada em Brasília, Brasil. Photographed in Brasília, Brazil. To take full advantage of Flickr, you should use a JavaScript-enabled browser and install the latest version of the Macromedia Flash Player. More

The Curl-crested Jay (Cyanocorax cristatellus) is a South American jay, a beautiful and large (35cm) bird with predominantly dark blue back, almost black head and neck and snow white chest and underparts. The male has a pronounced curled crest rising from just behind his beak. Curl-crested Jays are native to the cerrados of central and southern, and the caatinga of north eastern Brazil. They can also be found in extreme northern Paraguay. They are at present expanding their range. More

Curl-crested Jays are bold and inquisitive birds found in open wooded grasslands (or Cerrado) of central Brazil. Please click your browser's back button to return to the page that brought you here. All images are copyright Ray Wilson raywilsonphotography@googlemail. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Corvidae
Genus : Cyanocorax
Species : cristatellus
Authority : Temminck, 1823
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