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Blue jay
Cyanocitta cristata

Blue jay
Blue jay

Size: 11 inches
Overall Color: blue and white and black
Occurrence: woods and suburbs and towns
Diet: nuts, grains, insects, fruit, eggs, nestlings
Nest: cup stick nest in tree
Field Identification: blue above, grayish below, blue crest, black collar and necklace, white wing bar, black barred blue tail
Season: year-round

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: passeriformes
Family: 52 Corvidae (crows,jays,ravens,magpies,nutcrackers)
Genus: Cyanocitta
Species: cristata

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