Pinyon Jay

Other Names: none

Distribution : central Oregon and Montana southward to central Arizona, New Mexico, and extreme northwestern Oklahoma.

Description:

Size: 26-29 cm in length with a 44-48 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Uniform bluish-gray with bright blue head coloring and a whitish throat. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.

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Pinyon Jay

Pinyon Jay

Bill Shape
all-purpose
long billed
Eats
cracked-corn
suet
sunflower-seed
Regions
alberta
arizona
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
idaho
iowa
kansas
manitoba
montana
nebraska
nevada
new mexico
north dakota
oklahoma
oregon
south dakota
texas
utah
washington
wyoming
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
long tailed
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Behavior
jerks
Markings
head
tailstripes
Sounds
buzzing
staccato
melodious
Location
ground dwelling
low perching
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
oakpinewoodland
savanna
shrubs
Forests
Color
blue
brown
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
jays, magpies and crows - corvidae
Conservation Status
Vulnerable
Bird Species