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Blue Jay
(Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue Jay
Photo © Don DesJardin
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.

Acorns (staple) and other nuts, seeds, wild fruits and berries, insects and spiders, birds' eggs and nestlings; occasionally, frogs and mice.
Blue Jay ID TipsIdentification tips for the Blue Jay
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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