List by Common Name - List by Scientific Name - List by Family

Gray jay
Perisoreus canadensis


Size: 12 inches
Overall Color: gray and white
Occurrence: coniferous forest
Diet: small mammals, invertebrates, eggs and bird young, fruit
Nest: cup nest on horizontal branch near trunk of tree
Field Identification: dark gray wings, light gray body and head
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: Perisoreus
Species: canadensis

copyright © Hank Jorgensen 2007