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Blue Jay
Cyanocitta cristata (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Corvidae
Genus:
  Cyanocitta

Scientific:
  Cyanocitta cristata

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.106

Protonym:
  Corvus cristatus

Avibase ID:
  1DA430B8663CD4BE

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 179680

Geographic range:

  • Cyanocitta cristata cristata: E-central and se US
  • Cyanocitta cristata bromia: S Canada (Alberta to Quebec) to central US; > to se US
  • Cyanocitta cristata semplei: S Florida
  • Cyanocitta cristata cyanotephra: SE Wyoming and Nebraska to w Kansas, Oklahoma and n Texas
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Blue Jay
Czech:
  sojka chocholatá
German:
  Blauhäher
Danish:
  Blå Skovskade
Spanish:
  Chara Azul
Finnish:
  sinitöyhtönärhi
French:
  Geai bleu
Icelandic:
  Blue Jay
Italian:
  Ghiandaia azzurra
Japanese:
  aokakesu
Japanese:
  アオカケス
Dutch:
  Blauwe Gaai
Norwegian:
  Blåskrike
Polish:
  modrosójka blekitna
Portuguese:
  Gaio-azul
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Blue Jay
Russian:
  Североамериканская голубая сойка
Slovak:
  kapuciarka modrá
Swedish:
  blåskrika
Chinese:
  冠蓝鸦


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Geai bleu ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Geai bleu ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Cyanocitta cristata [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Cyanocitta cristata [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Cyanocitta cristata [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Cyanocitta cristata [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Cyanocitta cristata [version 1]

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Species status: full species

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Catalan: gaig nord-americà
Czech: Sojka chocholatá
Danish: Blå Skovskade
German: Blauhäher
English: Blue Jay
Spanish: Chara Azul, Urraca Azul
Spanish (Spain): Chara Azul
Spanish (Mexico): chara azul
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Chara Azul
Estonian: sininäär
Finnish: Sinitöyhtönärhi
French: Geai bleu
Hungarian: kék szajkó
Italian: Ghiandaia azzurra, Ghiandaia azzurra americana
Japanese: aokakesu
Japanese: アオカケス
Latin: Cyanocitta cristata
Lithuanian: Amerikinis mėlynasis kėkštas
Latvian: zilais sīlis
Dutch: Blauwe Gaai
Norwegian: Blåskrike
Polish: modrosójka blekitna, modrosójka błękitna, Sójka błękitna
Portuguese: Gaio-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): Gaio-azul
Russian: Североамериканская голубая сойка
Slovak: kapuciarka modrá, Sojka modrá
Serbian: Plava kreja
Swedish: Blåskrika
Chinese: 冠蓝鸦
Chinese (Traditional): 冠藍鴉

 

         

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