LC
Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyaneus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2020 Least Concern
2018 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type Average mass 101 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 166,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 500000-4999999 poor estimated 2016
Population trend Stable suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 6.1 - - -

Population justification: The global population is estimated to number 500,000-4,999,999 mature individuals (Partners in Flight 2019). The species is described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. 1996).

Trend justification: The species thrives in converted habitats (del Hoyo et al. 2009). The population is thought to be stable (Partners in Flight 2019).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
El Salvador N Extant Yes
Guatemala N Extant Yes
Honduras N Extant Yes
Nicaragua N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Guatemala Atitlan
Guatemala Cerro El Amay
Guatemala Sacranix
Guatemala Yalijux
Guatemala Sierra de las Minas - Motagua
Guatemala Tacana - Tajumulco
Guatemala Santiaguito Volcano
Nicaragua Esperanza Verde
Nicaragua Datanlí-El Diablo Hill
Nicaragua Dipilto-Jalapa Mountain Range
Nicaragua El Jaguar
Nicaragua Miraflor
Nicaragua Murra
Guatemala Antigua Guatemala
Guatemala Montecristo
El Salvador El Imposible Forest
El Salvador La Montañona Forest
El Salvador Montecristo Forest
El Salvador The Volcans and San Marcelino
El Salvador Río Sapo/Perquín
El Salvador Alotepeque Range
El Salvador The Balsam Range
El Salvador San Miguel Volcano/El Jocotal Lagoon
El Salvador San Salvador Volcano
El Salvador San Vicente Volcano
Honduras Pico Bonito
Honduras Güisayote
Honduras Celaque
Honduras Sierra de Omao - Cusuco
Honduras La Tigra
Honduras Comayagua
Honduras Cerro Azul Meambar
Honduras Montaña de Yoro
Honduras Sierra de Agalta
Honduras La Muralla and surrounding area
Honduras La Botija

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 600 - 2450 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Cyanocorax melanocyaneus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2021.