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Eurasian Jay, arrendajo

Garrulus glandarius

Description:

Medium size corvid, of 32 to 35 cm long, and wingspan of 54 to 58 cm. It has very characteristic colours, including a white rump that is the basic detail to identify it in flight. It also has very striking blue colour in tertiary feathers. It is a very noisy bird. It is omnivorous feeding specially on acorns, that accumulate during autumn to eat them during the hard winter. It is not a very sociable corvid, gathering in smal family groups.

Habitat:

Scots pine forest in the mountains. Sierra de Guadarrama

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/200 sec. f/7.1 ISO Speed Rating: 800. Focal Length: 300.0 mm.

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4 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 10 years ago

Tienes razón, iperezdehere003. Es un pájaro fascinante!

iperezdehere003
iperezdehere003 10 years ago

me encanta este pajaro!!

arlanda
arlanda 10 years ago

Thanks and good luck

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Good job, I expect to see these in Croatia next week!

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jul 29, 2012
Submitted on Sep 9, 2012

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