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Eurasian Jay

Garrulus glandarius


Here an easy-to-hear-but-difficult-to-spot bird, one of my favorites from our counties... Beautiful brown corvid, size of pigeon, with azure blue wing panels and streaked crown and black "moustaches". Lovely and very smart bird, discreet and difficult to observe because it is always well hidden; and, in forests, often the first "sentinelle" to alert other animals of foreign presence by it's loud screams - this loud calls are the origins of this species' names in some languages, e.g. in bosnian/croatian 'Šojka kreštalica', meaning: "Jay screamer"...


Spotted in a beautiful place, a dark forests on shores of lake "les Rousses" in the heart of Jura range - this is mainly coniferous forest, predominantly spruce tree.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Les Rousses, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

Spotted on Oct 26, 2020
Submitted on Jan 10, 2021

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