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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.