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Jay


“Garrulus Glandarius”





This colourful shy woodland bird and member of the crow family is often seen in oak trees due to their love of acorns.

They are 35cm in length

 They have a wingspan of 52 to 58cm 

Theyweigh in at between 140 and 190g.

It has a thick black moustache and black and white wing patterns and a beautiful patch of blue on its shoulder.

It will eat a variety of food such as invertebrates including insects, acorns, blackberries, rowan berries, young birds, mice, reptiles and snakes.





It nests in trees and lays 4 eggs that hatch after 16 to 19 days, and fledge after 21 to 23 days.

Jays are known for mimicry and copy other bird species.


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