pinyon jay


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pinyon jay

or piñon jay
n.
A small blue uncrested jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) of western North America that feeds primarily on pine nuts.
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The park's pinyon and juniper forests also could be stressed by warming and drying conditions, threatening specialist birds like the pinyon jay and pygmy nuthatch.
Generalists had C = 0.85 between years, however, C = 0.66 between treatments because we detected two species, pinyon jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) and American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos), in control units only.
Of these, only pinyon jays were detected more than twice (Table 3).
And while fellow corvids tend to gather nuts from open cones, the pinyon jay hammers open green cones as well.
One is Clark's nutcracker, which stores more food than any of the others; the second is the pinyon jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus), which stores less food than Clark's nutcracker, but more than the third species, the scrub jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens); if degree of dependence on stored food is associated with an enhanced spatial memory, then on spatial tasks the more dependent species should outperform the less dependent.
The pinyon jay: behavioral ecology of a colonial and cooperative corvid.
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I saw my first gray flycatcher at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, sallying among ruins at Pueblo Bonito, and my first pinyon jays near preserved pueblos at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.
found that highly social pinyon jays do better in the typical TI task than closely related but less social scrub jays.
Balda started studying pinyon jays and Clark's nutcrackers in the late 1960s.
Nutcrackers and pinyon jays, which both feed almost entirely on stored food while nesting, have excellent memories.
Females with more conspicuous plumage than other females of the same species have been shown to be more aggressive in some species: pinyon jays (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus, Johnson 1988), some hummingbirds (Bleiwess 1985, 1992), and in capuchinbirds (Perissocephalus tricolor, Trail 1990).