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Critter of the Month


Critter of the Month -

January

Blue Jay
Cyanocitta cristata

The Blue Jay is a passerine in the family Corvidae. It lives in most of the eastern and central United State year round. It has distinct overall blue body with large white patches on its wings. Blue Jays are smaller than a crow but larger than a robin in size.

Blue Jays make a variety of calls that carry long distances so they are often heard before being seen. Most of these calls are made as it' perches on a branch as they are often silent when flying across open landscapes. They are forest edge dwellers and their favorite food is acorns so you often fine them near the source.

Top 10 fun facts:

1. Blue Jays and American Crows are related.

2. Blue Jays do not have consistent migratory patterns

3.Blue Jays have a complex social system

4.Blue Jays are monogamous.

5.Blue Jays are experts at mimicking

6.Blue Jays can and do use tools

7.Blue Jays are cery talkative

8.Blue Jays generally live longer than most other birds their size.

9.Blue Jays will store their food for later

10.Blue Jays are NOT blue...their color is caused by light not by pigment.



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