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The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is predominately blue with a white breast and underparts, and a blue crest. It has a black, U-shaped collar around its neck and a black border behind the crest. Sexes are similar in size and plumage, and plumage does not vary throughout the year. Four subspecies of the Blue Jay are recognized.
It is resident through most of eastern and central United States and southern Canada, although western populations may be migratory. It breeds in both deciduous and coniferous forests, and is common near and in residential areas.
Updated on December 30th 2011 to display winter photos.
Spotted on Oct 14, 2011
Submitted on Oct 27, 2011
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