White-tailed jay

The white-tailed jay (Cyanocorax mystacalis) is a species of bird in the family Corvidae. It is found in Ecuador and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest. It exhibits no sexual dimorphism.[2] it forages in the open on beetles, ants, and other insects, with a vocal repetitive hollow call.[3][4]

White-tailed jay
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Cyanocorax
C. mystacalis
Binomial name
Cyanocorax mystacalis
(L. E. G de Sparre, 1835)


  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Cyanocorax mystacalis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. Clayton, Dale H.; Walther, Bruno A. (2005-01-01). "Elaborate ornaments are costly to maintain: evidence for high maintenance handicaps". Behavioral Ecology. 16 (1): 89–95. doi:10.1093/beheco/arh135. ISSN 1045-2249.
  3. "White-tailed Jay - Introduction | Neotropical Birds Online". neotropical.birds.cornell.edu. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  4. "White-tailed Jay (Cyanocorax mystacalis)". www.hbw.com. Retrieved 2019-09-10.

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