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Canada jay

Perisoreus canadensis

Description:

Formerly and still commonly called the Gray Jay, this bird's name was changed from gray jay to Canada jay by the American Ornithological Society in 2018. It is a medium sized bird that is lacking the crest that many other jays have. It is gray underneath with dark slate gray wings and tail and a black cap on the back of its head extending forward to the eyes. The rest of the head, neck and breast of the male is white, in the female a dark gray.

Habitat:

These birds were seen in a pine forest of the Colorado Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 2,800 masl.

Notes:

These were much more cooperative than the Steller's Jay which allowed for better pictures. Like the Steller's Jay https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/20... it came to the gutter of a building to drink after a rain. I just thought the last picture was too unique to omit :-)

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Colorado, USA

Spotted on Aug 28, 2019
Submitted on Oct 12, 2019

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