The magpie-jays are a genus, Calocitta, of the family Corvidae (crow-like birds) native to the southern part of North America. Sometimes placed in the genus Cyanocorax. The two known species are known to form hybrids.

White-throated magpie-jay, Calocitta formosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Calocitta
G.R. Gray, 1841
  • Calocitta colliei
  • Calocitta formosa


ImageScientific nameCommon NameDistribution
Calocitta collieiBlack-throated magpie-jayMexico from southern Sonora south to Jalisco and northwestern Colima
Calocitta formosaWhite-throated magpie-jaySouth eastern Mexico and western Guatemala


  • "Calocitta". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
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