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Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata

Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata

Aves > Passeriformes > Corvidae

Names in different Languages

GermanBlauhäher
EnglishBlue Jay
FrenchGeai bleu
SpanishArrendajo azul, Urraca azul

Description

A blue and white bird from the family of corvids breeding in the area around Montreal. The species feeds mostly on nuts and seeds and occasionally small vertebrates. The population in the area migrates South in winter.

How to Identify

This species can be easily identified due to its blue color on the back and wings, white breast, the black pattern on the head and the form and size of the bill.

Where When to Spot

I never see them in parks in the city but frequently in the parks more remote on the island of Montreal.

Observations

2020-09-12Parc Bernard-Landry
2019-05-06Parc de la Frayère