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Eurasian Jay

Garrulus glandarius


The Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) is a species of bird occurring over a vast region from Western Europe and north-west Africa to the Indian Subcontinent and further to the eastern seaboard of Asia and down into south-east Asia. Across its vast range, several very distinct racial forms have evolved to look very different from each other, especially when forms at the extremes of its range are compared. The bird is called jay, without any epithets, by English speakers in Great Britain and Ireland. It is the original 'jay' after which all others are named.


Trees in a church yard.


Pictures aren't very good, camera wouldn't focus on the birds! Any ID suggestions?

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Eurasian Jay
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staccyh 9 years ago

Me too! I've wanted to see a Jay for ages and when I finally get the chance a branch is in the way!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 9 years ago

boy do i agree with you jellis ;)

Jellis 9 years ago

Beautiful. Don't you hate it when a bird seems to always be behind branches when you want a good shot?

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Chester, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Apr 21, 2014
Submitted on Apr 23, 2014

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