Birdorable Eurasian Jay

Bonanza Bird #16: Eurasian Jay

July 25th, 2012 in Birdorable Bonanza 2012, Jays 4 comments

Today we proudly introduce the Birdorable Eurasian Jay!

Eurasian Jay

The Eurasian Jay, known simply as Jay by English-speakers in its range, is a species of corvid that lives across much of Europe and parts of Asia and northern Africa.

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Eurasian Jay DSC_3334_1 by luc.viatour

These colorful relatives of crows and ravens are known for their ability to mimic the calls of other bird species, including predators like Tawny Owls and Eurasian Buzzards. They use this ability to taunt and intimidate potential predators, along with mobbing behavior, to drive them away.

Eurasian Jay

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