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Purplish-backed Jay

Cyanocorax beecheii (Vigors, 1829)

The purplish-backed jay is a bird of the crow family Corvidae, with purple feathers on its back, wings and tail, and black feathers elsewhere. It is endemic to northwestern Mexico where its habitat is mainly dry deciduous forest. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed it as being a "species of least concern". Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Corvidae
Genus:
   Cyanocorax
Scientific:
  Cyanocorax beecheii


Original description

Citation:
  (Vigors, 1829)

Reference:
  Zool.J. p.353

Protonym:
  Pica Beecheii

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/27485269


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  97E7CC5E33DCD9FE

Avibase ID:
  avibase-97E7CC5E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/97E7CC5E


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 559620

Geographic range:

  • Cyanocorax beecheii: Lowlands of w Mexico (se Sonora and Chihuahua to Nayarit)
English:
Purplish-backed Jay
Catalan:
gaig de Beechey
Czech:
sojka modrofialová
Danish:
Stor Blåskade
German:
Indigoblaurabe
Spanish:
Chara de Beechey
Spanish (Spain):
Chara de Beechey
Finnish:
meksikonharakka
French:
Geai à dos violet
Croatian:
ljubičastoleđa šojka
Hungarian:
özvegy indigószajkó
Italian:
Ghiandaia dorsoviola
Japanese (romaji):
sumirenurebakakesu
Japanese:
スミレヌレバカケス
Lithuanian:
Dvispalvis margasis kėkštas
Dutch:
Purperruggaai
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Purpurryggskrikje
Norwegian:
Purpurryggskrike
Polish:
modrowronka duża
Portuguese:
gaio-de-dorso-violeta
Russian:
Траурная сойка
Slovak:
kapuciarka smútočná
Serbian:
Ljubičastoleđa kreja
Swedish:
purpurryggig skrika
Ukrainian:
Пая велика
Chinese:
紫背冠鸦
Chinese (Traditional):
紫背冠鴉


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl. and addendum):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 62nd suppl.):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Geai à dos violet ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Geai à dos violet ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 1st edition:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cissilopha beecheii)
Clements, version 2021:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 3rd edition:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cissilopha beecheii)
Clements 4th edition:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 6th edition:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements, version 2015:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements, version 2016:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements, version 2017:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements, version 2018:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Clements, version 2019:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
eBird version 1.50:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
eBird version 1.52:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
eBird version 1.53:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
eBird version 1.54:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
eBird version 1.55:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
eBird version 2015:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
eBird version 2016:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
eBird version 2017:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
eBird version 2018:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
eBird version 2019:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
eBird version 2021:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cissilopha beecheii)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cissilopha beecheii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Cissilopha beecheii
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Cissilopha beecheii
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Cissilopha beecheii
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Purplish-backed Jay ( Cyanocorax beecheii)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cyanocorax beecheii
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cyanocorax beecheii

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: gaig de Beechey
Czech: sojka modrofialová, Sojka rudohrbetá
Danish: Stor Blåskade
German: Indigoblaurabe, Trauerblauhäher, Trauer-Blauhäher, Trauerblaurabe
English: Beechey's Jay, Purple-backed Jay, Purplish backed Jay, Purplish-backed Jay
English, HBW: Purplish-backed Jay
English (IOC): Purplish-backed Jay
English (United States): Purplish-backed Jay
Esperanto: Purpurdorsa garolo
Spanish: Chara de Beechey, Chara de Beechy, Chara sinaloense, Urraca de Lomo Morado, Urraca espalda Morada
Spanish (Spain): Chara de Beechey
Spanish (HBW): Purplish-backed Jay
Spanish (Honduras): Urraca espalda Morada
Spanish (Mexico): Chara de Beechy, Chara sinaloense
Estonian: tõmmu-sininäär
Finnish: Meksikonharakka
French: Geai à dos violet, Geai de Beechey, Geai triste
Croatian: ljubičastoleđa šojka
Hungarian: özvegy indigószajkó
Italian: Ghiandaia dorsopurpureo, Ghiandaia dorsoviola
Japanese (romaji): sumirenurebakakesu
Japanese: スミレヌレバカケス
Scientific: Cissilopha beecheii, Cyanocorax beecheii, Pica Beecheii
Lithuanian: Dvispalvis margasis kėkštas
Dutch: Purperruggaai
Norwegian Nynorsk: Purpurryggskrikje
Norwegian: Purpurryggskrike
Polish: modrowronka duza, modrowronka duża
Portuguese: gaio-de-dorso-violeta
Portuguese (Portugal): gaio-de-dorso-púrpura
Russian: Траурная сойка, Траурная чёрно-синяя сойка
Slovak: kapuciarka smútočná
Serbian: Ljubičastoleđa kreja
Swedish: Purpurryggad skrika, purpurryggig skrika
Turkish: Mor sırtlı mavi karga
Ukrainian: Пая велика
Chinese: 紫背冠鸦
Chinese (Traditional): 紫背冠鴉

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