Stellar’s jay Cyanocitta stelleri
Jays & Crows (Corvidae Family) large, sturdy songbirds with thick bills, strong legs, & loud voices. Noisy & aggressive; will mob predators. Usually travel in groups.
Common in conifer forests. Bold, aggressive, & noisy. Feeds on insects, seeds, berries, nuts, small animals, eggs, and scavenge opportunistically from people
- Long crest
- Paler overall & white marks on forehead of Interior West pop.
- Short broad tail
- Broad rounded wings
- Wings, rump, belly, tail- bright blue
- Head, breast, and back blackish
- Steller’s jay L 11.5 inches