BIRD OF THE WEEK — BLUE JAY — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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BIRD OF THE WEEK

BLUE JAY

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cyanocitta cristata
POPULATION: 17 million
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Forest edges, open woodlands, suburbs and cities with large, nut-bearing trees.

A member of the Corvid family, related to the Common Raven and Green Jay, the Blue Jay is intelligent and adaptable — qualities that have helped it learn to successfully co-exist with people.

Blue Jays are known to imitate a variety of other bird species, including the Bald Eagle and Eastern Screech-Owl. This noisy bird also utters a wide variety of squeaks, rattles, and croaks. Compare the Blue Jay’s many calls below.

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