Blue Jay

The Blue Jay measures 22–30 cm from bill to tail and weighs 70–100 grams , with a wingspan of 34–43 cm .

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The Blue Jay is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Photo: A blue jay looks for food Beautifully colored and with a strident call, blue jays are common in backyards and forests of much of North America. More

The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird, and a member of the family Corvidae native to North America. It belongs to the "blue", Canadian or American jays, which are, among the Corvidae, not closely related to other jays. It is adaptable, aggressive and omnivorous, and has been colonizing new habitats for many decades. Contents - * 1 Description * 1. More

The Blue Jay has a very large range, extending to around 6,700,000 square kilometers. It prefers a boreal temperate, subtropical, tropical forest ecosystem and is native to North America, Saint Pierre, and Miquelon. The global population of the Blue Jay is estimated to be 22,000,000 birds and evidence indicates that the population is on the rise, meaning that the bird does not meet the criteria for the IUCN Red List. It currently has an evaluation level of Least Concern. More

As with other blue-hued birds, the Blue Jay's coloration is not derived by pigments, but is the result of light refraction due to the internal structure of the feathers; if a blue feather is crushed, the blue disappears as the structure is destroyed. This is referred to as structural coloration. Vocalizations Blue Jays can make a large variety of sounds, and individuals may vary perceptibly in their calling style. Like other corvids, they may learn to mimic human speech. More

Field Marks: The brightly colored Blue Jay is larger than a robin. It has white markings on its wings and tail. You will see that it wears a black necklace and has a snowy crest. The beautiful Blue Jay is a very well-known bird. More

Habitat/Range/Behavior: The Blue Jay is a common and conspicuous visitor to eastern backyards and gardens. In fact, in much of the eastern United States (except for northern New England and Florida), the Blue Jay is the only jay to be found. Once a bird of deep forests and mountains, the Blue Jay has adapted to neighborhoods, farms, and city parks. Blue Jays usually travel in small groups, and can easily raid a backyard bird feeder in minutes. More

The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird native to North America. It is adaptable, aggressive and omnivorous, and has been colonizing new habitats for many decades. Contents - * 1 Description * 1.1 Sounds * 2 Behavior * 2.1 Diet * 2. More

Blue Jay: Resident east of the Rockies, from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, but slowly encroaching westward. Preferred habitats include evergreen forests, farmlands, groves, and suburbs. Breeding and Nesting Blue Jay: Three to seven brown marked, light blue green or green blue eggs are laid in a coarsely built nest made of sticks, lined with grass, and well concealed in a tree, often a conifer. Incubation ranges from 16 to 18 days and is carried out by both parents. More

The Blue Jay is a miser. It buries hoards of grain, nuts and acorns, or hides them in knot holes and behind loose bark many of which are forgotten and left to the mice and squirrels or to replant the forest. Eats various fruits and larger insects, bark and wood borers, grasshoppers and caterpillars and occasionally a mouse, small fish or snail. Intelligent, inquisitive and mischievous. Exhibits forethought and reasoning. Amuses, tricks, wrecks, robs and hides. More

Blue Jays make a large variety of calls that carry long distances. Most calls produced while the jay is perched within a tree. Usually flies across open areas silently, especially during migration. Stuffs food items in throat pouch to cache elsewhere; when eating, holds a seed or nut in feet and pecks it open. More

When the female blue jay is incubating, she is fed by the male. Blue jays are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Passeriformes, family Corvidae. - Western Bird Guide: blue jay - Top Home > Library > Animal Life > Western Birds Cyanocitta cristata 11-12½″ (28-31 cm). More

Blue Jay - Photos and Sounds of a Baseball BirdGuest Author - Lisa Shea The Blue Jay is one of the more common birds in the US, and easily identifiable. With its large body, its bright blue feathers and its loud voice, this bird can be drawn by quite a variety of food. While its overbearing personality lead some birders to drive them away in annoyance, they actually serve a vital part in the birding web of life. More

The Blue Jay is a North American jay, a bird with predominantly lavender-blue to mid-blue feathering and a pronounced crest on the head. Blue Jays reside over a very large area of the eastern side of North America from Newfoundland in the northeast to Florida in the southeast and westward to Texas and the mid-west and central Alberta in the north. More

Western Scrub-Jay is called Blue Jay in some areas, but it does not have a crest or the black-and-white barring in the wings and tail. WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE? TOP play sound To play this sound you will need to have Realplayer installed. To get Realplayer click here. Sounds provided by the Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds. More

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Blue Jay Information - The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is found in eastern of North America, from south Canada to Gulf Coast. It inhabits woodlands, suburban areas and city parks. This bird is very vocal and it's color is blue above and grayish white below. It also has black markings on its face and tail. The Blue Jay is between 9 and 12 inches long and weighs 2.5 to 3.5 oz. Its wingspan is between 13 and 17 inches. More

The blue jay will warn other birds when there is a hawk in the area. It is also sometimes called a "tree planter." I remember when I was growing up that there was always a family of blue jays living in our backyard. I quickly fell in love with these large, beautiful blue birds. I am really pleased that several blue jays have made our current home theirs as well. More

The Blue Jay is a common, widespread bird related to the crow. This noisy bird sings many different songs and can sound like many other birds. Anatomy: The Blue Jay is 10-11 inches (25.5-28 cm) long. The feathers are blue and white; they have a blue head crest and a white bar on the wing. The western North American counterpart, Steller's Jay, is 11-12 inches (28-30.5 cm) long, has a black head and crest, and lacks the white wing bars. More

Blue Jays are one of our most easily recognized birds. They are bright blue with black and white markings. They grow to about 12 inches long. Blue Jays have a crest (pointy feathers on their head). Blue Jays can be seen in forests, parks, and yards. Basically, you see them anywhere there are oak trees, since acorns are their favorite food. Blue Jays migrate for the Winter, but we see them year-round in Virginia. More

This Blue Jay stopped by for a visit today. All my Blue Jay photos link This photo has notes. Move your mouse over the photo to see them. To take full advantage of Flickr, you should use a JavaScript-enabled browser and install the latest version of the Macromedia Flash Player. Would you like to comment? Sign up for a free account, or sign in (if you're already a member). Guest Passes let you share your photos that aren't public. More

The Blue Jay's crest can be raised or lowered depending on mood. When the jay is excited or experiencing high levels of aggression, the crest may be fully erect, thereby forming a prominent peak. Males and females of this species look very similar, except during the breeding season. Between March and July when the birds are breeding, the female will develop a naked patch on her stomach called an incubation patch. More

Blue JayThe blue jay is between 9 and 12 inches long. It is bright blue on top and white to gray on its throat, chest and belly. It has a gray-blue crest on its head and black and white bars on its wings and tail. Its bill, legs and feet are black. It also has a black "necklace" on its lower throat. Range The blue jay can be found in southern Canada and in the United States, east of the Rock Mountains. More

characterization of the Blue Jay, who can now be seen on the television program "Tales of the Green Forest." It was Sammy Jay who flew across the Green Meadows and into the Green Forest screaming "Thief! Thief! Thief!" whenever Reddy Fox appeared. In reality, the Blue Jay frequently does play this role, its loud cries warning other birds and mammals of an approaching predator, whether fox or person. More

When the Blue Jay is feeding the other birds maintain a respectful distance. While the Blue Jay is considered a song bird, it is much more than that. It can learn to mimic human sounds, the cry of a hawk, and can scream like a seagull. It's voice can be melodious and sweet, but more often times than not, its calling out warnings and demanding attention. More

The Blue Jay's Garden is committed to providing you with the best garden products available. Shipping Cardinal Feeders We feature several feeders with perches suitable for the cardinal, a bird most comfortable feeding on the ground. Offer bitter seeds such carthamus (safflower) seeds instead of the sweet black sunflowers. Safflower seeds resemble small sunflower seeds and are distasteful to undesirable introduced species such as the house sparrow. More

The Blue Jay is one of the most colorful birds to nest in our backyards and to visit our feeders. Considered by some to be a bully at the bird feeder, most birdwatchers welcome this beautiful blue and white bird to their yards. Continue reading to learn the nesting and feeding habits of this bird. Description - These birds are medium-sized ranging in length from 9 to 12 inches. Their crown and crest are gray-blue. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Corvidae
Genus : Cyanocitta
Species : cristata
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)