Geographical Range South-central and eastern South America
Habitat Woodlands, low thick scrub
Scientific Name Cyanocorax chrysops
Conservation Status Common

Plush-crested jays are noisy social birds that often call without purpose. They can also imitate other birds' calls. These birds are curious and readily approach humans, sometimes even stealing small objects from them. When food is plentiful, the jays often hide extra food and store it for a time when food may be scarce.

Did You Know?

These jays cooperate at the nesting site: last year's offspring help the adults care for new chicks.