Crows (Corvidae)

Beautiful Jay (Cyanolyca pulchra) - HBW 14, p. 575

French: Geai superbe German: Schmuckhäher Spanish: Chara Hermosa

Taxonomy: Cyanocitta pulchra Lawrence, 1875, Quito, Ecuador.
This species and C. cucullata are sister-species. Monotypic.

Distribution: Pacific slope of Andes from C Colombia (extreme S of Chocó and Valle) S to NW Ecuador (S to S Pichincha). Monotypic.