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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Jay, Blue
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Jay, Blue
-Cyanocitta cristata (Linnaeus)


A crested bird, slightly longer than a Robin, with blue upper parts, grey-white under parts with a black necklace, and white spots in wings and tail. The only bird likely to be confused with it is Steller's Jay (of the western mountains), which also has a crest but differs in having all-blue under parts (black in young) and in showing no white in wing or tail. Bluebirds are very much smaller birds without any crest. Voice: Extremely varied. A loud jay, jay call and a whistled too-wheedle, too-wheedle are familiar to most people. It has a variety of other notes including a scream like a red-shouldered Hawk, various chattering and conversational notes, and a soft pleasing but infrequently heard song.

 


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