Crows (Corvidae)

Curl-crested Jay (Cyanocorax cristatellus) - HBW 14, p. 582

French: Geai à plumet German: Krauskopf-Blaurabe 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).