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Steller's Jay

Cyanocitta stelleri

Description:

Steller’s Jays are large songbirds with large heads, chunky bodies, rounded wings, and a long, full tail. The bill is long, straight, and powerful, with a slight hook. Steller’s Jays have a prominent triangular crest that often stands nearly straight up from their head. At a distance, Steller’s Jays are very dark jays, lacking the white underparts of most other species. The head is charcoal black and the body is all blue (lightest, almost sparkling, on the wings). White markings above the eye are fairly inconspicuous.

Habitat:

Pine forest


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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

New Mexico, USA

Lat: 36.36, Long: -105.29

Spotted on Mar 1, 2016
Submitted on Jun 15, 2016

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