Steller's Jay by Kimberly Chadwick

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Stellar’s Jay

Tucson, Arizona using a Canon Powershot SX40HS

Stellar’s Jay is most common in forested areas of the Rocky Mountains and Pacific coast. It is bolder than Blue Jay, regularly approaching campsites to steal food. The two species sometimes hybridize where ranges meet.

The subspecies macrolopha (south of the Rockies) has a longer crest and different head markings than birds of the nominate group (Pacific coast, northern Rockies).

VOICE Dozens of vocalizations; foraging birds deliver a raspy, rapid-fire sh-ksh-ksh-ksh-ksh-k and a drawn out descending shhhhhhrrrrrr

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kimberly chadwick, nature, stellers jay, wildlife, avian, blue, arizona

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Comments

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 1 year ago

    One of my favorite Jays. Nice capture!
    Barb

  • Thank you Barb, I appreciate it!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Well documented Kimberly, and nicely perched.

  • Many thanks Larry!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you Cindy!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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