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Blue Jay
(Cyanocitta cristata)

        
 
 
Blue Jay Information

Length: 11 - 12.5"

Habitat: Deciduous and mixed woodlands, especially those with oaks and beeches; less frequently, coniferous forests; farmlands, roadsides, parks, and residential areas.

Diet:
Acorns (staple) and other nuts, seeds, wild fruits and berries, insects and spiders, birds' eggs and nestlings; occasionally, frogs and mice.
Blue Jay
Photo © Don DesJardin
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Blue Jay ID TipsIdentification tips for the Blue Jay
 
 
Blue Jay soundsListen to the calls of the Blue Jay
  © The Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithica, New York.  Recordists: A. Priori, R. Little
 
 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Blue Jay Breeding Map Blue Jay Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
 
 
Additional photos and information:
 
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Photos, description, similar species, sound, range, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status.
     
   

 

 


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