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Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) discovered by Marcel Roy (#664)

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Sighting Info

Observed: September 6, 2011 @ 2:00 PM
Posted on: September 7, 2011 @ 11:09 AM (diff: 1 days)
Comments:
The Blue Jay measures 22–30 cm (9–12 in) from bill to tail and weighs 70–100 grams (2.47–3.53 oz), with a wingspan of 34–43 cm (13–17 in). There is a pronounced crest on the head, a crown of feathers, which may be raised or lowered according to the bird's mood. When excited or aggressive, the crest may be fully raised. When frightened, the crest bristles outwards, brushlike. When the bird is feeding among other jays or resting, the crest is flattened to the head.

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