Gray Jay

Other Names: Canada Jay, Whiskey Jack

Distribution: Alaska and Canada, south to Colorado in mountainous areas.

Grey Jay distribution range map

Description:

Size: 25-30 cm in length with a 43-47 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Generally gray above and whitish below. The forehead and throat are white and the neck and the stripes through the eyes are dull black. Juveniles are a uniform soot gray. The legs, beak, and eyes are all black.

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Gray Jay

Gray Jay

Bill Shape
all-purpose
long billed
Eats
cracked-corn
suet
sunflower-seed
Regions
alaska
alberta
arizona
british columbia
california
colorado
idaho
iowa
labrador
maine
manitoba
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
quebec
saskatchewan
south dakota
utah
vermont
washington
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Behavior
jerks
Markings
cross
Sounds
warbling
harsh call
staccato
melodious
Location
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
fir forest
Forests
Color
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