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Steller's Jay

Cyanocitta stelleri


The Steller's Jay is a jay native to western North America, closely related to the Blue Jay found in the rest of the continent, but with a black head and upper body.


The Steller's Jay lives in coniferous and mixed woodland, but not in completely dense forest, and requires open space. It typically lives in flocks of greater than 10 individuals. In autumn, flocks often visit oak woods when acorns are ripe.

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IsabellaFiers 7 years ago

Thanks a lot PamG,
it should be a common resident, I can give you an observation tip !
Take a picnic to the forest an the Steller's Jay will soon visit you ;-)
That's the way I shot the pictures.

PamG 7 years ago

So pretty! Are these birds common in CA?

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California, USA

Spotted on Jul 9, 2013
Submitted on Aug 24, 2013

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