Crows (Corvidae)

Yucatan Jay (Cyanocorax yucatanicus) - HBW 14, p. 579

French: Geai du Yucatan German: Yucatanblaurabe Spanish: Chara Yucateca

Taxonomy: Cyanocitta yucatanica A. J. C. Dubois, 1875, Yucatán, Mexico.
This species and C. melanocyaneus, C. sanblasianus and C. beecheii were formerly placed together in a separate genus, Cissilopha (the black-and-blue jays of Middle America). Has been thought to form a superspecies with C. sanblasianus. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • rivularis ( Brodkorb, 1940) - Tabasco and SW Campeche, in SE Mexico.
  • yucatanicus ( A. J. C. Dubois, 1875) - SE Mexico (Yucatán, Campeche except SW, and Quintana Roo) S to N Guatemala (Petén district) and N Belize.