Curl-crested Jay (Cyanocorax cristatellus) - HBW 14, p. 582
French: Geai à plumet
Spanish: Chara Crestada
Taxonomy: Corvus cristatellus Temminck, 1823, Ipanema, São Paulo, Brazil.
Formerly placed in a monotypic genus, Uroleuca. Has been thought to form a superspecies with C. violaceus, C. cyanomelas and C. caeruleus. Monotypic.
Distribution: Brazil (S Pará, S Maranhão, S Piauí and W Bahia S to Mato Grosso do Sul and NE Paraná), extreme CE & NE Paraguay (Concepción and Canindeyú) and extreme E Bolivia (NE Santa Cruz).
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VideosSee all 7 videos
Different close views of a perched bird Locality Emas National Park, Goiás State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 11 January 2005 6 years ago 29 sec 4.8
A bird scratching its leg, then a view behind leaves Locality Emas National Park, Goiás State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 11 January 2005 6 years ago 25 sec 4.4
A bird in a tree, calling Locality Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 28 June 2004 8 years ago 17 sec 4
A bird walking on a fence and flying away Locality Rio de Janeiro Zoo, Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 24 June 2001 6 years ago 18 sec 3.8
Two birds on the ground Locality Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2011 1 year ago 1 min 8 sec 3.3
A bird perched and looking around. Locality Sorocaba Zoo, Sorocaba, São Paulo State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 12 May 2011 2 years ago 21 sec 3
Individual adult undetermined.
Locality Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Bruno Salaroli 11 September 2009 1 year ago 3.8
A pair sitting on the top of tree.
Locality Campos do Jordao, São Paulo State, Brazil
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 26 August 2010 2 years ago 3.7
Bird on cerrado vegetation.
Locality Chapada dos Guimaraes, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
ALBERTO GARCIA RIOS 27 August 2008 4 years ago 3.5
Locality São Paulo State, Brazil
Samantha Klein 30 August 2012 9 weeks ago 2.6
Calls from a small group of birds. Locality Chapada dos Guimaraes, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Scott Olmstead 3 August 2006 3 years ago 4.5
Band. Locality Paula Cândido, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Noé Eiterer 30 March 2013 29 weeks ago 0
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Bird singing perched an isolated tree in the pasture. Locality Santo Antonio do Pinhal, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 25 August 2006 1 year ago 0
Two birds singing. Locality Itapira, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 11 April 2007 1 year ago 0