Jay, Steller's

Steller’s Jay, Cyanocitta stelleri macrolopha, December 9, 2017
Hillsboro, New Mexico, USA
The range of the Steller’s Jay extends
from southern Alaska and British Columbia to Nicaragua.  
There are 17 recognized subspecies.
A mimic, it will sometimes make a call like a predator (e.g. Red-Tailed Hawk)
to frighten other birds away from a feeding area.

With Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay


Stellar's Jay, Wright's Cabin, Emory Pass, NM

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