A Blue jay bird is a beautiful and bright vocal bird of about 10 to 12 inches. The face and neck are white tinged with gray. A black ring encircles the neck, as if the bird is wearing an elegant necklace. They have a medium blue back and wings, which also flash a white wing bar. The underparts are a light gray. Both the male and female have similar plumage and a blue crest that can be raised or lowered when needed.
Blue jay are native North American birds. Their migration in the winter is random. Sometimes they migrate south and then the next year they stay put for the winter. No one seems to understand why they do this. In the summer, their range extends southward of Canada to the eastern part of the United States, the central part of Texas and the Gulf Coast. There have been some recent sightings into parts of the Mountain West.
A Blue Jay bird lives in deciduous, coniferous and wooded forested areas. They have adapted nicely to urban and suburban backyards and parks. They are fond of areas where there are clearings. They like to build their nests of twigs, leaves, grasses and barks in shrubs and trees. The female will lay anywhere from three to six eggs. The female's food is provided for by the male while the eggs incubate for about 18 days. These birds mate for life and live approximately 7 years.
A Blue Jay bird is omnivorous. However, most of the things that they eat are seeds, acorns, pine cones, corn, berries and fruit. If they get a chance, they will take eggs or nestlings from other unsuspecting birds. They also feast on insects, mice, Carrion, snakes, frogs, small mammals and amphibians. They are known to hoard some of their food to dine on at a later time.
The Blue jay bird is extremely vocal and noisy. It can make a variety of several distinct calls. Most of the time, they can be heard making a "jeer" sound, which seems a little harsh for a songbird. They like to warn other birds if a predator is present by a loud high-pitched scream. Another sound they make has been described as a handle of a rusty pump. They can also sing softly.
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I love blue jays, and didn't know they had a pretty song until a couple of years ago.
Too many people think that Blue Jays are pests, but I think they are beautiful birds. Thanks for sharing this list.
Blue Jays and Red birds or Cardinals are my favorite. I think the Woodpecker is a beautiful bird as well, it's just too darn destructive..
Thanks for this list Blue Jay Bird facts. They are a very pretty bird. Nice list of five.
I love to see Blue Jays! Ours seemed to "stay put" this winter -- happily! I know some don't care for their omnivorous nature, but I enjoy seeing them at my feeders. Nice list telling us all we need to know about this beautiful bird!
They are wonderful birds. Thanks!
Blue Jays are so pretty!
I liked reading your h5 list blue jay bird facts.
My grandmother used to always say whenever she saw a bluebird that they brought good luck!
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