Gray Jay

(Perisoreus canadensis)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Gray Jay

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Uncommon year-round resident

Habitat

Coniferous and mixed forests, bogs, fens

Size

11 to 13 in length

18 wingspan

 

 

 
 

 

 
     
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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Corvidae (crows and jays)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Alberta Jay (Perisoreus canadensis albescens)

Anticosti Jay (Perisoreus canadensis barbouri)

Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis arcus)

Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis bicolor)

Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis canadensis)

Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis griseus)

Labrador Jay (Perisoreus canadensis nigricapillus)

Newfoundland Jay (Perisoreus canadensis sanfordi)

Oregon Jay (Perisoreus canadensis obscurus)

Pacific Canada Jay (Perisoreus canadensis pacificus)

Rocky Mountain Jay (Perisoreus canadensis capitalis)

 
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Uploaded on Apr 21, 2011

Gray Jays from the boreal forest of Maine. © 2011 Garth McElroy

License at http://www.paya.com/videos/135199

 
     
  Perisoreus canadensis
wetvideocamera
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 13, 2012

Gray Jay, Canada Jay, Camp Robber, Whiskeyjack
( Perisoreus canadensis )

 
     
  Martin's Cabin Part 6 The Finnicky Gray Jay
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Published on Apr 8, 2012

One of Martin's Gray Jays shows its displeasure when it does not like whats on the menu.

 
     
  Gray Jay Nest Cam - Defending The Nest
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Published on Apr 11, 2013

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  Gray Jay Imitating Crow
LesleytheBirdNerd
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 22, 2013

Jays are notorious for imitating the calls and sounds of predators such as hawks or crows. The jay in this video started making these sounds when a crow showed up and was nearby. This could be a way for them to warn other jays of the potential threat but it may also sometimes be used in a more mischievous way to frighten other birds or animals away from a food source so that they can get at it! Either way they're pretty good at it!

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