Crows (Corvidae)

Turquoise Jay (Cyanolyca turcosa) - HBW 14, p. 574

French: Geai turquoise German: Türkishäher Spanish: Chara Turquesa

Taxonomy: Cyanocitta turcosa Bonaparte, 1853, near Puerres, Nariño, Colombia.
Forms a monophyletic group with C. armillata and C. viridicyanus; all three formerly considered conspecific, but differ in morphology and probably voice. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW Colombia (Nariño) S in Andes (on both slope in C Ecuador) to N Peru (N Piura and NW Cajamarca).