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Canada Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)

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Canada Jays Are Bold Residents of the Mountains

Formerly known as the Gray Jay — and nicknamed the Camp Robber or Whiskey Jack — the mountain-dwelling Canada Jay seems to crash your picnic even faster than hungry ants. The fluffy, long-tailed jay will escape with any edible bits it can get, which it will store for the long mountain winter by... read more »

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Gray Jays

While camping in the mountains, you might see this Canada Jay (formerly known as the Gray Jay — but before that, as the Canada Jay!), boldly swooping into your camp. This handsome jay’s big, black eyes seem to miss nothing — especially food. But the one food Canada Jays don’t eat is conifer seeds... read more »

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Topics & Themes:  nesting

The American Ornithological Society officially changed the name of the Gray Jay back to Canada Jay in 2018.

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