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Jay

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For the Latin alphabet letter, see J.


Jays
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Blue Jay


Blue Jay
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Corvidae
Genera

Aphelocoma
Cyanocitta
Cyanocorax
Garrulus
Gymnorhinus
Perisoreus

Jay is a common name for several species of medium sized, usually colorful and noisy passerine or perching birds in the family Corvidae, or crow family, closely allied to the magpies (the names 'jay' and 'magpie' are to a certain extent interchangeable, not reflecting any genuine genetic difference between the two groups).

See classification box for relevant genera links:

Species list

  • Crested Jay Platylophus galericulatus
  • Black Magpie Platysmurus leucopterus (a jay despite its name)
  • Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus
  • Sichuan Jay Perisoreus internigrans
  • Gray Jay or Whiskeyjack Perisoreus canadensis
  • Black-throated Magpie-Jay Calocitta colliei
  • White-throated Magpie-Jay Calocitta formosa
  • Tufted Jay Cyanocorax dickeyi
  • Black-chested Jay Cyanocorax affinis
  • Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas
  • Brown Jay Cyanocorax morio
  • Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyaneus
  • San Blas Jay Cyanocorax sanblasianus
  • Yucatan Jay Cyanocorax yucatanicus
  • Purplish-backed Jay Cyanocorax beecheii
  • Purplish Jay Cyanocorax cyanomelas
  • Azure Jay Cyanocorax caeruleus
  • Violaceous Jay Cyanocorax violaceus
  • Curl-crested Jay Cyanocorax cristatellus
  • Azure-naped Jay Cyanocorax heilprini
  • Cayenne Jay Cyanocorax cayanus
  • Plush-crested Jay Cyanocorax chrysops
  • White-naped Jay Cyanocorax cyanopogon
  • White-tailed Jay Cyanocorax mystacalis
  • Black-collared Jay Cyanolyca armillata
  • Turquoise Jay Cyanolyca turcosa
  • White-collared Jay Cyanolyca viridicyana
  • Azure-hooded Jay Cyanolyca cucullata
  • Beautiful Jay Cyanolyca pulchra
  • Black-throated Jay Cyanolyca pumilo
  • Dwarf Jay Cyanolyca nana
  • Silvery-throated Jay Cyanolyca argentigula
  • White-throated Jay Cyanolyca mirabilis

See also the ground jays, treepies, magpies, nutcrackers and crows.

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