Crows (Corvidae)

White-collared Jay (Cyanolyca viridicyanus) - HBW 14, p. 574

French: Geai indigo German: Blaukehlhäher Spanish: Chara Andina
Other common names: Collared Jay

Taxonomy: Garrulus viridi-cyanus d'Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1838, La Paz, Bolivia.
Forms a monophyletic group with C. armillata and C. turcosa; all three formerly considered conspecific, but differ in morphology and probably voice. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • jolyaea ( Bonaparte, 1852) - N & C Peru (from Amazonas S to Junín).
  • cyanolaema Hellmayr, 1917 - SE Peru (Cuzco and Puno).
  • viridicyanus ( d'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1838) - NW Bolivia (La Paz and Cochabamba).