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Querre Querre , Carriqui ,Cyanocorax yncas, Inca Jay | by Edgar Barany
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Querre Querre , Carriqui ,Cyanocorax yncas, Inca Jay

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. 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. It has been suggested that the North American taxa should be considered separate species, Cyanocoraxa luxuosus. If followed this taxonomy, the northern species retains the common name Green Jay, while the South American population, which retains the scientific name C. yncas, is renamed the Inca Jay.

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Taken on September 12, 2008