Family Crows and Jays (Corvidae)

Near Threatened

Campina Jay (Cyanocorax hafferi)


French: Geai de Haffer German: Hafferblaurabe Spanish: Chara de la Campina

Cyanocorax hafferi

Cohn-Haft et al.

, 2013,

65 km north by north-west of Manicoré (5°21.5’ S, 61°41’ W), Amazonas, Brazil


Recently described#R as a species closely related to C. heilprini, of which it has subsequently been considered a race#R. Differs from C. heilprini, however, in its pale azure vs dark purplish-blue breast (3); much paler uppertail (2); and two bare patches of blue skin above and below the eye (2). Monotypic.


WC Amazonian Brazil S of Amazon, from W bank of R Purus to W bank of R Madeira.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2017). Campina Jay (Cyanocorax hafferi). 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 on 17 November 2017).