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Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata

A blue and white bird from the family of corvids breeding in the area around Montreal. The species feeds mostly on nuts and seeds and occasionally small vertebrates. The population in the area migrates South in winter.

Common Names

  • Blue Jay (en)
  • Arrendajo azul, Urraca azul (es)
  • Geai bleu (fr)
  • Blauh√§her (de)


  • Passeriformes
  • Corvidae
  • Cyanocitta cristata

Where & When to Spot

I never see them in parks in the city but frequently in the parks more remote on the island of Montreal.

How to Identify

This species can be easily identified due to its blue color on the back and wings, white breast, the black pattern on the head and the form and size of the bill.


Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

lac-masson - 2018-08-18

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f5.6; Iso 560;

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