Nonnatives - Green Jay

Green Jay - Cyanocorax yncas


Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1970's

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 2 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:

Species Account: Native to Texas and ranges from Ecuador to Bolivia.

Habitats: Central or core urban area, Low density suburban development, areas peripheral to core urban areas, and small towns

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Broward 1980's   Not reported breeding  
Dade 1970's   Not reported breeding  


Gayou, D. C. 1995. Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas) In Birds of North America, No. 187 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA. and The American Ornithological Union, Washington D.C.

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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