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Steller's Jay

Cyanocitta stelleri

Description:

The Steller’s Jay is a large, crested jay, being the only crested jay west of the Rocky Mountains. The head and neck are black, the body a light blue underneath changing to a light gray on top and the wings and tail are bright blue. It has prominent white eyebrows that are quite striking against the dark black surrounding it.

Habitat:

Steller’s jays are found along the Rocky Mountains and west from Mexico to Alaska. This one was seen in a pine forest of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado at an elevation of 2,800 masl.

Notes:

This was a really active bird, not allowing any pictures the first couple times I saw it. Then, after a rain, it came to drink out of a gutter on a building (foto #5) and I caught him there and on its favorite perch . . . but not for long :-) There were two, but only one was cooperative. The other was camera shy, I guess :-)

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2 Comments

Tukup
Tukup a year ago

And our lists continues to grow :-)

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah a year ago

Now we’ve both seen steller’s jays!

Tukup
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Tukup

Colorado, USA

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

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