Blue Jay

Other Names: none

Distribution: eastern United States and Canada.

Blue Jay distribution range map

Description:

Size: 25-30 cm in length with a 34-43 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Generally bright blue above with white and black bars on the wings and tail. Off-white below with black facial markings and a prominent blue crest. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.

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Blue Jay

Bluejay Call

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Blue Jay

Bill Shape
all-purpose
long billed
Eats
cracked-corn
suet
sunflower-seed
Regions
alabama
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Behavior
bounding
jerks
Markings
head
streaks
Sounds
harsh call
staccato
harsh song
Location
ground dwelling
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
fields
Forests
Urban
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
blue
brown
gray
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
jays, magpies and crows - corvidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species