Gray Jay Bird

Gray Jay BirdThe Gray Jay Bird is a widespread resident of North America’s boreal and sub-alpine coniferous forests. Occupation of permanent all-purpose territories in such climatically hostile biomes is made possible by this bird’s unusual food storage behavior. Copious sticky saliva from enlarged salivary glands is used to fasten food items in trees, food that is used extensively by pairs throughout the winter and even during other times of the year.

Typically by the age of two years old, Gray Jay bird will breed. Pairs are monogamous and remain together for their lifetime, but it will find another mate following the disappearance or death of their partner. Gray jay pairs breed during March and April, depending on latitude, in permanent, all-purpose territories. Second broods are not attempted, perhaps allowing greater time for food storage.

This species nests during late winter in cold, snowy, and apparently foodless conditions, with eggs incubated at temperatures as low as -30° C. Second broods or replacement nests are not attempted in the seemingly more favorable May-June breeding period used by other boreal passerines. Once fledged, young stay in the natal territory until early June, when the dominant brood-member expels its siblings. Juveniles (dominant and expelled) remain on their natal or adopted territories until the next breeding season begins, when they are expelled in turn by adults. Thus, Gray Jay Bird does not breed cooperatively, with young lingering on to help at the nest, as various other species of jays are known to do.

Gray jays are omnivorous.  They eat small mammals, nestling birds, carrion, fungi, fruits, and seeds.  Occasionally, Gray jay bird also eat live prey.

Gray jay bird themselves are consumed by several bird species including great gray owls, northern hawk-owls, and Mexican spotted owls.  They warn each other of predators by whistling alarm notes, screaming, chattering, or imitating, and/or mobbing predators.

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Gray Bunny Premium Bird Feeding Station Kit, 22" Wide x 91" Tall (82 inch Above Ground) Black, A Multi Feeder Hanging Kit & Bird Bath for Attracting Wild Birds, Birdfeeder and Planter Hanger
  • ENTERTAINING: Feed and watch wild birds from the comfort of your home with a backyard feeding station! Attract a wide variety of songbirds by offering a diverse array of bird food in different types of feeders. Additional water cup provides everything birds need to make your feeding station their daily destination. Place it outside your home near a window or by your patio or deck and have a clear viewing angle to hours of free and consistent delightful entertainment.
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Tadge Goods Window Bird Feeder for Outside - XL 5 Inch Opening for Cardinal, Blue Jay and Bird Variety - Squirrel Proof When Placed High - with 3 Bonus Heavy Duty Hook Suction Cups
  • ENJOY BIRD WATCHING - This window mounted bird feeder is see-through, making is fun to enjoy colorful wings, bird calls, and feathers up close.
  • THREE-SECTION DESIGN - Fitted with two seed, nut or fruit trays with ventilated drain bottoms, each clear acrylic bird feeder also has a built-in water drink section!
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Bestseller No. 3
Birds Choice Whole Peanut Blue Jay Feeder with Green Roof
  • Specially Designed Feeding Hole Ports
  • Perforated Removable Screen Base
  • Made From Recycled Plastic
  • No Assembly Required
Bestseller No. 4
Movies for Cats - Gray Catbirds
  • MyBackyardBirding (01/12/2018)
  • Running time: 24 min
  • Gray Catbird, Blue Jay, Brown Thrasher, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Cardinal
  • English
Bestseller No. 5
JCs Wildlife Large Fly Thru Bird Feeder with Optional Denali Squirrel Proof Mounting Pole (Feeder Only, Blue and Gray)
  • Made entirely out of poly lumber. Won't crack, split, or fade. Will last for years and years to come.
  • Removable seed tray with handle which makes refilling super easy! Will hold approximately 8 cups of seed.
  • Stainless steel screws ensure the quality!
  • Can be pole mounted or hung! The hanger is removable and the bottom of the feeder can be mounted to a pole.
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Bestseller No. 6
Woodlink GGPNUT2 Going Green Full Shell Peanut Feeder
  • Wood link recycled plastic in-shell peanut feeder is made from up to 90% recycled plastic
  • Holds 1/2 lb. in-shell peanuts
  • Easy to fill and clean; Hang with included cable
  • Attracts a wide variety of birds
  • Made in USA
Bestseller No. 7
Gray Jay
  • Neville Recording
  • MP3 Music
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Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence
  • Princeton University Press
  • Nathan Emery
  • Princeton University Press
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
Bestseller No. 9
Gray Jay
  • Neville Recording
  • MP3 Music
Bestseller No. 10
The Indian Legacy of Charles Bird King (Smithsonian Institution Press publication ; no. 6256)
  • Herman J Viola
  • Smithsonian Institution Press
  • Edition no. 1st (01/01/1970)
  • Hardcover: 152 pages