Whiskey Jack

Vickie Emms

Anola, MB., Canada

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This is another release from my new calendar

SONGBIRDS OF THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES

Captured in Manitoba, Canada
Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 150-500mm Lens
Texture by Anna Lenebem, thank you!


The Gray Jay is a native resident from northern Alaska east to Newfoundland and Labrador and south to northern California, Idaho, Utah, east-central Arizona, north-central New Mexico, central Colorado, and southwestern South Dakota. It is also a native resident in northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, northern Michigan, northern New York, and northern New England. The Gray Jay may wander north of the breeding range. In winter it travels irregularly to northwestern Nebraska, central Minnesota, southeastern Wisconsin, central Michigan, southern Pennsylvania, central New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
The Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis), also Grey Jay, Canada Jay, or Whiskey Jack,is a member of the crow and jay family (Corvidae) found in the boreal forests across North America north to the tree-line and in subalpine forests of the Rocky Mountains south to New Mexico and Arizona. It is one of three members of the genus Perisoreus, the others being the Siberian Jay, P. infaustus, found from Norway to eastern Russia and the Sichuan Jay, P. internigrans, restricted to the mountains of eastern Tibet and northwestern Sichuan. All three species store food and live year-round on permanent territories in coniferous forests.

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