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Blue Jay On the look out, a Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) surveys the area at the bird feeders of Shirleys Bay, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Blue Jay,Blue jay,Canada,Cyanocitta cristata,Geotagged,Ontario,Ottawa,Shirleys Bay,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Blue Jay

On the look out, a Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) surveys the area at the bird feeders of Shirleys Bay, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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The blue jay is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is resident through most of eastern and central United States and southern Canada, although western populations may be migratory. It breeds in both deciduous and coniferous forests, and is common near and in residential areas. It is predominately blue with a white chest and underparts, and a blue crest. It has a black, U-shaped collar around its neck and a black border behind the crest. Sexes are similar in size.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Greg Shchepanek
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By Greg Shchepanek

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Uploaded Apr 22, 2019. Captured Apr 21, 2019 17:06 in 2 Riverdown Dr, Nepean, ON K2K 2Z2, Canada.
  • Canon EOS M100
  • f/6.3
  • 1/318s
  • ISO640
  • 200mm