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The adult coastal morph/western-variety is distinguished by blue streaks on its black crest.
Seen perched on an evergreen tree in a forest at an altitude of around 5000 feet in Mount Rainier National Park.
It was my first sighting of this west coast bird! It's also known as a mountain or pine jay. Stellar's jays found in the western interior differ from the coastal morph in that the former have white-streaked crests. There are possibly 16 subspecies.
Spotted on Jun 13, 2019
Submitted on Sep 21, 2019
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