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Eurasian Jay

(Garrulus glandarius) - Europe and Asia

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Lifecycle: Eurasian Jays are known for their intelligence and are often associated with caching food. They breed in wooded areas and build nests in trees.
Behavior: They are agile birds that can be seen both on the ground and in trees. They are known for their wide range of calls and vocalizations.
Vocalizations: Eurasian Jays have a variety of calls, including harsh screeches and melodic whistles.


Diet: Eurasian Jays are omnivorous, with a diet that includes a variety of foods such as acorns, insects, small vertebrates, fruits, and seeds. They are also known for caching food items by burying them for later consumption.
Feeding Behavior: They forage on the ground, often using their strong bills to crack open acorns and other hard-shelled foods. Their food caching behavior helps them survive during times of scarcity.

The Eurasian Jay is a colorful and intelligent bird species native to a wide range of habitats across Europe and parts of Asia. Known for its striking plumage and raucous calls, it is often seen in woodlands and gardens.


Size: Eurasian Jays are medium-sized birds, typically measuring about 34 to 35 cm (13.4 to 13.8 inches) in length.
Appearance: They have a distinctive appearance with a pinkish-brown body, striking blue patches on the wings, a white rump, and a black, crested head. Their long tail has a white tip.


Eurasian Jays are commonly found in woodlands, forests, gardens, and urban areas. They prefer habitats with plenty of trees and shrubs.
Nests: They often build nests in trees, where they lay eggs and raise their young.

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