Bushy-crested Jay

Bushy-crested Jay
Bushy-crested Jay
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Cyanocorax
Species: C. melanocyaneus
Binomial name
Cyanocorax melanocyaneus
(Hartlaub, 1844)

Xanthura melanocyanea

The Bushy-crested Jay (Cyanocorax melanocyaneus) is a species of bird in the Corvidae family. It is found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montanes and heavily degraded former forest.


Illustration by Keulemans, 1877