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Steller's Jay

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  • Pipilo maculatus
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About the Steller's Jay

The Steller’s Jay is a species of corvid native to western North America. They are closely related to Blue Jays. Steller’s Jays have deep blue plumage with black heads and upper-bodies.

Steller’s Jays are omnivorous, eating both plant and animal matter, including nuts, seeds, berries, eggs, invertebrates, and even eggs and nestlings of other birds. Like other jay species, Steller’s Jays will cache food like acorns and seeds during a time of plenty to be consumed later.

Steller’s Jays are gregarious, and noisy. They have many different calls and vocalizations, including calls that imitate birds of prey and warning calls which other species recognize.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 08 December 2010
Scientific Name Cyanocitta stelleri
  • Passeriformes
  • Corvidae
  • Cyanocitta
  • C. stelleri
Birdorable Family Corvids, Shrikes & Friends
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
11.5 inches
19 inches
3.7 ounces
Range North America Central America United States (West)

International Names

  • sojka Stellerova (Czech)
  • Fyrreskade (Danish)
  • samettinärhi (Finnish)
  • Geai de Steller (French)
  • Diademhäher (German)
  • Ghiandaia di Steller (Italian)
  • ステラアカケス (sutera-kakesu) (Japanese)
  • Furuskrike (Norwegian)
  • modrosójka czarnoglowa (Polish)
  • черноголовая голубая сойка (Russian)
  • Chara de Steller (Spanish)
  • Stellerskrika (Swedish)