Steller's Jays singing and squawking on a beautiful morning in the Squamish River Estuary. #148532700 - Stellers jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) in Ucluelet, British Columbia,.. #142278018 - Ring-billed seagull landing on a frozen lake. Vancouver BC.. #141026741 - Mallard Chicks Swimming in a Pond. See more images of this species in Macaulay Library. This brood patch is only present during the nesting season. The eggs are oval in shape and are pale blue-green in color with small brown or olive spots. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory, the only Lab in the world devoted to crimes against wildlife. Blue jays have a white face with a familiar blue crest on its head that rises up or down depending on the bird’s mood. ... pine needles, and other fine material, often with bits of paper adorning the outside. It is the only crested jay west of the Rocky Mountains. Steller’s Jays are large songbirds with large heads, chunky bodies, rounded wings, and a long, full tail. When patrolling the woods, Steller’s Jays stick to the high canopy, but you’ll hear their harsh, scolding calls if they’re nearby. The female will incubate the eggs for about 16-18 days; the male will feed the female during this time. With its black hood and dark blue feathers, Steller’s is easy to distinguish from the blue jay, which has a light grayish chest and … Steller’s Jays have a prominent triangular crest that often stands nearly straight up from their head. The wings of jays are short and rounded, allowing them more maneuverability through dense trees, and a long, rounded tail acts like a rudder to improve maneuverability as well. #53852201 - Stellers Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) showing crest. #115393758 - Stellers Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) perched on a branch, California. Steller’s Jays are common in forest wildernesses but are also fixtures of campgrounds, parklands, and backyards, where they are quick to spy bird feeders as well as unattended picnic items. They are half charcoal black and half blue. Typically, the female Stellers Jay lays 4 to 5 eggs which it incubates for 16 to 18 days. Male blue jays tend to be larger in size than females, but since males and females share the same plumage, it is difficult to tell them apart by size alone. This home page summarizes our capabilities, and is geared toward our prominent audiences: science professionals, special agents and wildlife inspectors, and students and educators. #131986986 - Stellers Jay Cyanocitta stelleri Pacific coast form. The bill is long, straight, and powerful, with a slight hook. Stellers Jay Perched On a Tree Branch. #136114354 - Stellers jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) Yellowstone NP USA. Stellers Jay Perched On a Tree Branch. A male blue jay usually measures 30 centimeters (11.8 inches) long and is often larger than a female blue jay, but other than that, they are similar in physical appearance. Bold, inquisitive, and noisy bird of western evergreen forests. They come to the forest floor to investigate visitors and look for food, moving with decisive hops of their long legs. Male or female? Vancouver BC Canada, #136114359 - Stellers jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) Yellowstone NP USA. Jays must beat their wings repeatedly to clim… Bryce.. #17079349 - Stellers Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri). The Steller’s jay doesn’t face any major threats at present. call. Affordable and search from millions of royalty free images, photos and vectors. #110775793 - Stellers jay ( Cyanocitta stelleri ) Deschutes River Trail,.. #131986653 - Stellers Jay Cyanocitta stelleri Pacific coast form. We use cookies to provide you with better experience. Steller’s and blue jays are the only North American jays with crests. A large, dark jay of evergreen forests in the mountainous West. #44223449 - wild stellar Jay eating blue berries from the forest ground in.. #83816588 - Bird posing on rocks in remote landscape, #93006360 - Stellers Blue Jay with Face in Profile in Twig in Yosemite. Use them in commercial designs under lifetime, perpetual & worldwide rights. #136114360 - Stellers jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) Yellowstone NP USA, #131228902 - A view of steller jay searching the food. The Steller’s Jay and the Blue Jay are the only North American jays that use mud in the construction of their nests. The crest, back, and breast are blackish. Except when nesting it lives in flocks, and the birds will often fly across a clearing one at a time, in single file, giving their low shook-shook calls as they swoop up to perch in a tall pine. #68239178 - Stellers Jay is a jay native to western North America, closely.. Find high-quality stock photos that you won't find anywhere else. The Queen Charlotte Islands off British Columbia are home to the largest and darkest race. A bird is missing! #136114357 - Stellers jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) Yellowstone NP USA, #140873481 - January - Ketring Lake, Colorado, #148941841 - A Vibrant Blue Stellers Jay In Californias Big Sur, #136114353 - Stellers jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) Yellowstone NP USA, #122216251 - Stellers jay, Yosemite National Park, United states, #122216250 - Stellers jay, Yosemite National Park, United states, #140960198 - Mating pair of Mallard Ducks perched on a fence. This enables the eggs laid by the female bird to be incubated more efficiently. The will visit yards and parks with appropriate cover. In mainland North America, you can notice differences between darker Pacific forms, with blue streaks over the eye, and lighter Rocky Mountain forms with white streaks and a partial white eyering. #110792976 - Stellers jay ( Cyanocitta stelleri ) Deschutes River Trail,.. #136114356 - Stellers jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) Yellowstone NP USA, #134198839 - Stellers Jay on ground looking for food, #140960196 - American Robin Hunting for Worms in Grass. Choose your favorite stellers jay paintings from millions of available designs. Both parents feed their young, which leave the nest after about two weeks of age. Blue jays are large songbirds often identified by their blue bodies and head crests, or sometimes by their noisy calls. Get Instant ID help for 650+ North American birds. #159463703 - Stellers Jay looking for food near the water stream during salmon.. #159729462 - Stellers Jay looking for food near the water stream during salmon.. #134198840 - Stellers Jay perched in tree posing. 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