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Steller's Jay

Cyanocitta stelleri


Steller's Jay are large songbirds with a black crested head and black upper body. The rounded wings and lower body is brilliant blue with a long full tail.


Steller's Jay live in forests across Western North America. Often seen in campgrounds and picnic areas. Steller's Jay is omnivorous. Their diet is approximately two thirds plant material and one third animal.


Steller's Jay frequently visit are yard in the mid morning hours. A very loud beautiful bird. I have observed the Steller's Jay picking moss on rooftops, eating ants,worms. Eating seeds from our bird feeder. Steller's Jay was first attracted to our food peelings and scraps in the compost pile.

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Hoquiam, Washington, USA

Spotted on May 24, 2013
Submitted on Jun 9, 2013

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