Family Crows (Corvidae)

Least Concern

Quindio Jay (Cyanolyca quindiuna)


Taxonomy

French: Geai du Quindio German: Quindíohäher Spanish: Chara de Quindío
Taxonomy:

Cyanolyca armillata γ. quindiuna

P. L. Sclater and Salvin

, 1876,

Cordillera de Quindío, Colombia

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Hitherto treated as conspecific with C. armillata, but differs in its slightly larger size but markedly longer tail (effect size 4.25, score 2); turquoise vs soft blue wings, back, tail and lower underparts (4); and narrower black frons (1); but no vocal differences detectable in recorded material to date. Monotypic.

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Distribution:

C Colombia (from Quindío Mts, in C Andes, S to E slope of Andes of Pasto) S to extreme N Ecuador (Carchi, W Napo).

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2017). Quindio Jay (Cyanolyca quindiuna). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/1343849 on 20 September 2017).