grey jay

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Related to gray jays: Perisoreus canadensis
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Noun1.grey jay - a jay of northern North America with black-capped head and no crestgrey jay - a jay of northern North America with black-capped head and no crest; noted for boldness in thievery
jay - crested largely blue bird
Perisoreus canadensis capitalis, Rocky Mountain jay - a Canada jay with a white head; widely distributed from Montana to Arizona
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Caption: PROENNEKE LIKED to make gray jays work for their crackers.
The black spruce and tamarack forest was comparatively silent except for a few rusty blackbirds, gray jays, red-breasted nuthatches, white-crowned sparrows, juncos and boreal chickadees.
Matt and I talked about getting up in a minute and getting moving, but then the next thing I knew, there were gray jays calling and it was almost daylight.
These include pine marten, Pika, yellow-bellied marmots, western toads, Cascade frogs, spotted frogs, goldeneye (duck), great gray owls, boreal owl, three-toed woodpeckers, black-backed woodpeckers, gray jays, Clark's nutcracker, mountain bluebirds, gray-crowned rosy-finch and many more species.
Gray jays are a sedentary species, most of them staying in the same general area all year.
In Canada (1994) 63 red squirrels (plots 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) and 5 Gray Jays (plots 11, 13) at ground and shrub nests, 5 deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus; plots 11, 12), 3 red-backed voles (Clethrionomys rutilus; plots 10, 12), and 1 black bear (Ursus americanus; plot 11) at ground nests were photographed.
Unique animals visible in the high Cascades include pine marten, Pika, yellow-bellied marmots, western toads, Cascade frogs, spotted frogs, goldeneye (duck), great gray owls, boreal owl, three-toed woodpeckers, black-backed woodpeckers, gray jays, Clark's nutcracker, mountain bluebirds, gray-crowned rosy-finch and many more species.