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Blue Jay
Cyanocitta cristata

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2022.

Description:
A medium-sized bird measuring up to 12 inches in length. Bright blue above with white and black in the wings, whitish below, black facial markings, and a prominent crest.
Range:
Resident in eastern and central North America.
Habitat(s):
Oak forests, parks, gardens, and yards with oak trees (Quercus species).
Reproduction:
2 to 7 greenish eggs with brown spots are laid in astick nest placed in the crotch of a tree.
Natural History:
This species often buries seeds and acorns and since many are not retreived, trees are planted.
Food:
This species feeds on arthropods, acorns, nuts, fruits, seeds, and small vertebrates.
Comments:
Can be found in South Florida year round.
References:
Kushlan & Hines (2014)

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2022.

Copyright by: Joe Mdo, 2022.

Copyright by: Joe Mdo, 2022.



 
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