Canada Jay (Gray Jay)

Gray jay perched on pine tree
Gray jay. Image by Hans Toom from Pixabay
AppearanceThe gray jay often referred to as the Canada jay, is a large bird about 11 1/2″ long. It’s gray all over with black on the back of its neck, a white chest, a short bill, and a dark eye. Also sports a white patch on his forehead. The female is the same as the male.
DietInsects, seeds, fruit.
Feeder FoodAny kind of birdseed, peanuts, fruit, mealworms, and suet.
HabitatNorth woods.
NestingCup-shaped nest. They have 1 brood/season, 304 gray/white eggs/brood, and incubate for 16-18 days.

Range Map

Gray jay range map
(Canada) gray jay range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.