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Black-chested Jay
14 31 029 Cyanocorax affinis
Information
Range Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, and Venezuela.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Corvidae
Genus Cyanocorax
Species Cyanocorax affinis
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Black-chested jay (Cyanocorax affinis), is a species of jay in the Corvidae family.

Measuring 34 cm (13 in) long, this jay is easily recognized from its distinctive facial pattern and yellow eye. The head, face, and chest are mostly black with violet-blue spots above and below the eye, as well as a violet-blue malar stripe. The underparts are white as is the tip of the tail, while the upperparts and wings are mainly dark violet-blue.

It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, and Venezuela.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

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