Purplish-backed Jay (Cyanocorax beecheii) - HBW 14, p. 580
French: Geai à dos violet
Spanish: Chara de Beechey
Other common names: Beechey's Jay
Taxonomy: Pica Beecheii Vigors, 1829, Montereale = Mazatlán, Sinaloa or San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico.
This species and C. melanocyaneus, C. sanblasianus and C. yucatanicus were formerly placed together in a separate genus, Cissilopha (the black-and-blue jays of Middle America). Monotypic.
Distribution: Pacific coastal lowlands of NW Mexico from S Sonora (Alamos) S to N Nayarit (S to Sauta).
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