Order: Passeriformes | Family: Corvidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Marañon Valley, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. San Martin, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Oxapampa, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu Road, Cuzco
Status: The Green Jay is uncommon to montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1100-2400 m. It also ranges in the Maranon Drainage and Huallaga Valley where it ranges at elevations within 420-2000. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Urraca Verde.
Sub-species: Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas yncas), (Boddaert), 1783. SW Colombia (subtropical zone, in valleys of upper Cauca, Patía, and San Miguel) S through E Ecuador and Peru to C Bolivia (La Paz and Cochabamba).
(Cyanocorax yncas longirostris), (Carriker), 1933. arid upper valley of R Marañón, in N Peru.
Meaning of Name: Cyanocorax: Gr. kuanos, cyaneus= dark-blue and korax, korakos= raven, crow. yncas: In reference to the Incas, the native peoples and rulers of Peru at the time of the Spanish conquista.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.