Blue Jay

Cyanocitta cristata

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Crows and Jays (Corvidae)

Code 4

BLJA

Code 6

CYACRI

ITIS

HEAD

Blue Jay Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to brown-black.
  • Head pattern: Crested or plumed, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Blue
  • Forehead Color: Black to Purple-blue.
  • Nape Color: Purple-blue
  • Throat Color: White washed with gray.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Blue Jay Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 28 cm (11 in)
  • Weight: 85 g (3 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Blue, Gray
  • Underparts: White washed with gray.
  • Upperparts: Blue body with fine black bars on wings.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Blue Jay Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with buoyant steady wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 41 cm (16 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Blue with fine black bars.
  • Under Tail: White washed with gray.
  • Leg Color: Black
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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