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The Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) is a jay native to western North America, closely related to the Blue Jay found in the rest of the continent, but with a black head and upper body. It is also known as the Long-crested Jay, Mountain Jay, and Pine Jay. It is the only crested jay west of the Rocky Mountains.
The Steller's Jay shows a great deal of regional variation throughout its range. Blackish-brown-headed birds from the north gradually become bluer-headed farther south. The Steller's Jay has a more slender bill and longer legs than the Blue Jay and has a much more pronounced crest. It is also somewhat larger. The head is blackish-brown with light blue streaks on the forehead. This dark coloring gives way from the shoulders and lower breast to silvery blue. The primaries and tail are a rich blue with darker barring.
(From Wikipedia)

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  • Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2844 W: 0 N: 6674] (36343)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-04-17
  • Categories: Daily Life, Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-04-22 6:30
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