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Gray jay

Perisoreus canadensis


These gray jays were spotted in the rocky mountains of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. They are gray birds with lighter gray bellies. Gray Jays are are often found in family groups (there were three in this group). These jays were very busy flying from tree to tree, down onto the grounds near campsites, scanning for food. They cache food during the summer and fall, using sticky saliva to paste it in bark crevices and other hidden spots, and they eat this stored food through the winter. Gray Jays often carry food with their feet in flight, which is unusual for songbirds.


Gray Jays live mainly in spruce and mixed evergreen-deciduous forests across the northern United States, Canada, and the high mountain ranges of the West.

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Wyoming, USA

Spotted on Jul 27, 2015
Submitted on Jul 27, 2015

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