- Catharus minimus
- Thrushes & Mimids
The Gray Jay is a particularly cute species of corvid that lives across northern parts of North America. The corvid family includes other jays, as well as crows and ravens. Corvids are known for their high intelligence.
Gray Jays are non-migratory; they live year-round in northern boreal forests and into sub-alpine mountainous habitat into the Rocky Mountains.
Gray Jays are omnivorous, opportunistic feeders. They forage on plant materials like nuts, but will also eat nestlings or eggs from other birds, as well as scavenging carrion and around garbage dumps. They also cache food for later consumption.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 13 November 2012|
|Scientific Name||Perisoreus canadensis|
|Birdorable Family||Corvids, Shrikes & Friends|
(as of 27 March 2017)
10 to 12 inches
17 to 18 inches
2.5 to 2.6 ounces
|Range||North America United States (West) United States (East)|