Green Jay

About the Green Jay

The Green Jay is a bird-species of the New World jays. Its ranges stretches from southern Texas into Mexico and Central America.

Green Jays have feathers of yellowish-white with blue tips on the top of the head, cheeks and nape, though some forms have more blue than others. The breast and underparts have a bright yellow hue, fading to cream in worn plumage. The upper parts of this bird appear rich green.

Green Jays usually build a nest in a tree or in a thorny bush or thicket, and the female lays 3 to 5 eggs. Only the female incubates, but both parents take care of the young.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 16 July 2007
Scientific Name
Cyanocorax yncas
  • Passeriformes
  • Corvidae
  • Cyanocorax
  • C. yncas
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 26 July 2016)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
11 inches


International Names

Czech (Cesky) Sojka Zelenavá
Danish (Dansk) Grøn Skade
Dutch (Nederlands) Groene Gaai
Finnish (Suomi) Loistonärhi
French (Français) Geai Vert
German (Deutsch) Grünhäher
Italian (Italiano) Ghiandaia Verde
Japanese (日本語) ミドリサンジャク (Midorisanjaku)
Norwegian (Norsk) Grønnskrike
Polish (Polski) Modrowronka Zielona
Russian (русский язык) Зелёная сойка
Spanish (Español) Urraca Querrequerre
Swedish (Svenska) Grönskrika
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