Unicolored Jay


Unicolored Jay

Taxobox
name = Unicolored Jay
status = LC
status_system = iucn3.1
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Passeriformes
familia = Corvidae
genus = "Aphelocoma"
species = "A. unicolor"
binomial = "Aphelocoma unicolor"
binomial_authority = (Du Bus de Gisignies, 1847)

The Unicolored Jay ("Aphelocoma unicolor" [
Etymology: "Aphelocoma", from Latinized Ancient Greek "aphelo-", "soft" (Ancient Greek: apalos, απαλός) + Latin "coma" "hair", in reference to the smooth plumage of birds of this genus compared to other corvids. "unicolor", Latin for "unicolored".
] )is an "Aphelocoma" jay native to cloud forests of northwestern Central America and southern and southeastern Mexico, from central Honduras west to central Guerrero, southern Veracruz and extreme southern San Luis Potosi. It is apparently a basal member of its genus (Rice "et al." 2003).

References

* Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern

* Rice, Nathan H.; Martínez-Meyer, Enrique & Peterson, A. Townsend (2003): Ecological niche differentiation in the "Aphelocoma" jays: a phylogenetic perspective. "Biol. J. Linn. Soc." 80(3): 369–383. DOI|10.1046/j.1095-8312.2003.00242.x [http://www.ansp.org/research/biodiv/ornithology/pdf/Jay-phylogeny.pdf PDF fulltext]

Footnotes

External links

*CONABIO: [http://conabioweb.conabio.gob.mx/bancoimagenes/cgi-bin/ventanaImagen.pl?idimagen=9740 Unicolored Jay drawing] . Retrieved 2007-FEB-26.
* [http://conabioweb.conabio.gob.mx/bancoimagenes/doctos/001_thumbs102-45.htm Article with Unicolored Jay]
* [http://www.natureserve.org/infonatura/servlet/InfoNatura?sourceTemplate=Ltabular_report.wmt&loadTemplate=Ldetail_report.wmt&selectedReport=&summaryView=Ltabular_report.wmt&elKey=650028&paging=home&save=true&startIndex=1&nextStartIndex=1&reset=false&offPageSelectedElKey=650028&offPageSelectedElType=species&offPageYesNo=true&selectedIndexes=650028 RangeMaps & synopsis] InfoNatura NatureServe
* [http://conabioweb.conabio.gob.mx/bancoimagenes/imagenes/thumbs/thumbs9740.jpgPicture] ; [http://conabioweb.conabio.gob.mx/bancoimagenes/doctos/001_thumbs177-28.htm Article]
* [http://vireo.acnatsci.org/search.html?Form=Search&SEARCHBY=Scientific&KEYWORDS=aphelocoma+unicolor&showwhat=images&AGE=All&SEX=All&ACT=All&Search=Search&VIEW=All&ORIENTATION=All&RESULTS=24 Unicolored Jay photo gallery] VIREO


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