Backyard Birds

Azure Jay (Cyanocorax caeruleus)

Azure Jays (Cyanocorax caeruleus) occur naturally in the Araucaria angustifolia forests in the south of Brazil in South America.

This Jay the state bird of ParanĂ¡.

Jay Information … Photos of Different Jay Species for Identification

Distribution / Range

Their range stretches from the south of the state of Rio de Janeiro down to the State of Rio Grande do Sul. The highest concentration is found in the Atlantic forest.


The Azure Jay measures about 40 cm in length, from top of the head down to the tip of the tail. The plumage is mostly blue, except for black feathers on the head, on the front part of the neck, and on the upper chest. Males and females look alike; except males tend to be larger.

Diet / Feeding

These jays feed on pine nuts (seeds of the Araucaria), as well as on insects and fruits.


Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also
Back to top button