Blue Jay
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Cyanocitta
Species: Cyanocitta cristata

The Blue Jay, or Cyanocitta cristata, is a bird in the Corvidae family.

Appearance Edit

The Blue Jay has a blue crest and wings, with a white area on face and white markings on the wings. It can also be easily identified by the black collar around its neck. It has a large body, able to consume large amounts of food.

Distribution Edit

This is one of the most common birds in North America. Blue Jays are found from Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland south to Florida, west as far as Albert's, central Wyoming and Colorado and eastern New Mexico. They live in wooded areas, and have adapted to backyards and city environments.


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a blue jay at a bird feeder.

Blue Jays are known for invading feeding stations. They like to eat peanuts on platform feeders. blue jays are omnivores and feed on seeds, fruit, invertebrates, small rodens and reptiles, eggs ad nestlings.


These birds build their nests in tall evergreen trees. The eggs hatch in about 18 days, and then the parents care for the young throughout autumn.

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