The Blue Jay
The Blue Jay is a bird int the Corvidae family which it shares with Ravens, Crows, Magpies and more. A native to North America it’s spread through most of the eastern and central united states and southern Canada.
It is predominately blue with a white chest and belly with an blue crest, a black u-shaped collar and border behind it’s crest.
The Blue Jay feeds mainly on nuts and seeds such as acorns, arthropods soft fruits and sometimes small vertebrates.
Blue Jays measure 22-30 cm from beak to tail, 34-43 cm wingspan and weigh 70-100 g.
There are four subspecies:
- Cyanocitta cristata bromia- Northern Blue Jay
- Cyanocitta cristata cristata- Coastal Blue Jay
- Cyanocitta cristata cyanotephra- Interior Blue Jay
- Cyanocitta cristata smiplei- Florida Blue Jay