JAY is a medium-sized member of the CROW family. The Steller's jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) was adopted as BC's provincial bird in 1987. Known for its raucous call and iridescent blue colouring, it inhabits coniferous and mixed forests from Alaska to California. It feeds on acorns, seeds, fruit, INSECTS, eggs and nestling birds. The name refers to Georg Wilhelm Steller, a Russian naturalist who observed this jay on Kayak Island, Alaska, during the Vitus Bering expedition in 1741. Two other jay...

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