Scientific Name: Cyanocorax Yncas
Population Estimate: 2M
Range / Habitat: This stretches from southern Texas south into Mexico and Central America, with a break before the species reappears in a broad sweep across the highlands (primarily the Andes) of South America in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
Field Notes: The Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas) is a bird species of the New World jays, which exhibits distinct regional variations within its large but discontinuous range. They have feathers of yellowish-white with blue tips on the top of the head, cheeks and nape, though some taxa have more blue than others. A black bib forms a thick band up to the sides of the head as well as a stripe through the eye line and one above it. The breast and underparts typically are bright to dull yellow, or strongly green-tinged in the far northernmost part of its range.