Corvidae – Crows, Jays

Blue Jay ( ) at Bok Sanctuary by Dans Pix

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) at Bok Sanctuary by Dan’s Pix

Who prepares for the raven its nourishment When its young cry to God And wander about without food? (Job 38:41 NASB)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Corvidae – Crows, Jays, Ravens

Latest I.O.C. Version
Species (134)

Crested Jay (Platylophus galericulatus)
Black Magpie (Platysmurus leucopterus)
Siberian Jay (Perisoreus infaustus)
Sichuan Jay (Perisoreus internigrans)
Canada Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)
Black-collared Jay (Cyanolyca armillata)
White-collared Jay (Cyanolyca viridicyanus)
Turquoise Jay (Cyanolyca turcosa)
Beautiful Jay (Cyanolyca pulchra)
Azure-hooded Jay (Cyanolyca cucullata)
Black-throated Jay (Cyanolyca pumilo)
Dwarf Jay (Cyanolyca nanus)
White-throated Jay (Cyanolyca mirabilis)
Silvery-throated Jay (Cyanolyca argentigula)
Bushy-crested Jay (Cyanocorax melanocyaneus)
San Blas Jay (Cyanocorax sanblasianus)
Yucatan Jay (Cyanocorax yucatanicus)
Purplish-backed Jay (Cyanocorax beecheii)
Violaceous Jay (Cyanocorax violaceus)
Azure Jay (Cyanocorax caeruleus)
Purplish Jay (Cyanocorax cyanomelas)
Curl-crested Jay (Cyanocorax cristatellus)
Tufted Jay (Cyanocorax dickeyi)
Black-chested Jay (Cyanocorax affinis)
White-tailed Jay (Cyanocorax mystacalis)
Cayenne Jay (Cyanocorax cayanus)
Azure-naped Jay (Cyanocorax heilprini)
Plush-crested Jay (Cyanocorax chrysops)
White-naped Jay (Cyanocorax cyanopogon)
Green Jay (Cyanocorax luxuosus)
Inca Jay (Cyanocorax yncas)
Brown Jay (Psilorhinus morio)
Black-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta colliei)
White-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta formosa)
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
Mexican Jay (Aphelocoma wollweberi)
Transvolcanic Jay (Aphelocoma ultramarina)
Unicolored Jay (Aphelocoma unicolor)
California Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica)
Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma woodhouseii)
Island Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma insularis)
Florida Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens)
Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus)
Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
Black-headed Jay (Garrulus lanceolatus)
Lidth’s Jay (Garrulus lidthi)
Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanus)
Iberian Magpie (Cyanopica cooki)
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie (Urocissa ornata)
Taiwan Blue Magpie (Urocissa caerulea)
Yellow-billed Blue Magpie (Urocissa flavirostris)
Red-billed Blue Magpie (Urocissa erythroryncha)
White-winged Magpie (Urocissa whiteheadi)
Common Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis)
Indochinese Green Magpie (Cissa hypoleuca)
Javan Green Magpie (Cissa thalassina)
Bornean Green Magpie (Cissa jefferyi)
Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda)
Sumatran Treepie (Dendrocitta occipitalis)
Bornean Treepie (Dendrocitta cinerascens)
Grey Treepie (Dendrocitta formosae)
White-bellied Treepie (Dendrocitta leucogastra)
Collared Treepie (Dendrocitta frontalis)
Andaman Treepie (Dendrocitta bayleii)
Racket-tailed Treepie (Crypsirina temia)
Hooded Treepie (Crypsirina cucullata)
Ratchet-tailed Treepie (Temnurus temnurus)
Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica)
Maghreb Magpie (Pica mauritanica)
Asir Magpie (Pica asirensis)
Black-rumped Magpie (Pica bottanensis)
Oriental Magpie (Pica serica)
Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia)
Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli)
Stresemann’s Bushcrow (Zavattariornis stresemanni)
Henderson’s Ground Jay (Podoces hendersoni)
Biddulph’s Ground Jay (Podoces biddulphi)
Pander’s Ground Jay (Podoces panderi)
Pleske’s Ground Jay (Podoces pleskei)
Clark’s Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana)
Spotted Nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes)
Large-spotted Nutcracker (Nucifraga multipunctata)
Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)
Alpine Chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus)
Piapiac (Ptilostomus afer)
Western Jackdaw (Coloeus monedula)
Daurian Jackdaw (Coloeus dauuricus)
House Crow (Corvus splendens)
New Caledonian Crow (Corvus moneduloides)
Banggai Crow (Corvus unicolor)
Slender-billed Crow (Corvus enca)
Violet Crow (Corvus violaceus)
Piping Crow (Corvus typicus)
Flores Crow (Corvus florensis)
Mariana Crow (Corvus kubaryi)
Long-billed Crow (Corvus validus)
White-billed Crow (Corvus woodfordi)
Bougainville Crow (Corvus meeki)
Brown-headed Crow (Corvus fuscicapillus)
Grey Crow (Corvus tristis)
Cape Crow (Corvus capensis)
Rook (Corvus frugilegus)
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Northwestern Crow (Corvus caurinus)
Tamaulipas Crow (Corvus imparatus)
Sinaloa Crow (Corvus sinaloae)
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)
Hispaniolan Palm Crow (Corvus palmarum)
Cuban Palm Crow (Corvus minutus)
Jamaican Crow (Corvus jamaicensis)
Cuban Crow (Corvus nasicus)
White-necked Crow (Corvus leucognaphalus)
Hawaiian Crow (Corvus hawaiiensis)
Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)
Collared Crow (Corvus torquatus)
Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos)
Eastern Jungle Crow (Corvus levaillantii)
Indian Jungle Crow (Corvus culminatus)
Torresian Crow (Corvus orru)
Bismarck Crow (Corvus insularis)
Little Crow (Corvus bennetti)
Forest Raven (Corvus tasmanicus)
Little Raven (Corvus mellori)
Australian Raven (Corvus coronoides)
Pied Crow (Corvus albus)
Brown-necked Raven (Corvus ruficollis)
Somali Crow (Corvus edithae)
Northern Raven (Corvus corax)
Chihuahuan Raven (Corvus cryptoleucus)
Fan-tailed Raven (Corvus rhipidurus)
White-necked Raven (Corvus albicollis)
Thick-billed Raven (Corvus crassirostris)

Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) by Ray of Lux

Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) by Ray of Lux


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Bob & Nan’s Gallery
Dan’s Pix (Dan)
Dave’s BirdingPix
Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
Kent Nickell
Michael Woodruff’s Fotostream
SSlayton – Fotobirder at Smugmug
Nikhil Devasar’s Gallery
Ray’s Wildlife Photography

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Corvidae is a cosmopolitan family of oscine passerine birds that contains the crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies, treepies, choughs and nutcrackers. The common English names used are corvids (more technically) or the crow family (more informally), and there are over 120 species. The genus Corvus, including the jackdaws, crows and ravens, makes up over a third of the entire family.

They are considered the most intelligent of the birds, and among the most intelligent of all animals having demonstrated self-awareness in mirror tests (European Magpies) and tool making ability (crows, rooks[5])—skills until recently regarded as solely the province of humans and a few other higher mammals. Their total brain-to-body mass ratio is equal to that of great apes and cetaceans, and only slightly lower than in humans.

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