adult; no sexual dimorphism (California, USA; 2007-08-04)

Steller's Jay
Cyanocitta stelleri

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: a common crested jay of forested mountains in the western USA and Canada; usually seen in small groups, often searching for food in campgrounds.

frontal view; white marks on forehead (Colorado, USA; 2009-02-14)

dorsal view; charcoal back, blue wings, tail (California, USA; 2006-05-06)

prominent crest; a bold campground raider (California, USA; 2006-05-06)

ihabits forested mountainous areas (California, USA; 2011-07-29)

in flight (Colorado, USA; 2009-02-14)

pert or bold attitude (California, USA; 2007-08-04)

inquisitive, seemingly intelligent (California, USA; 2007-08-04)

curious (Colorado, USA; 2009-02-14)

posing in sunlight (California, USA; 2006-05-06)

iconic of western forests in western USA (California, USA; 2010-11-23)

dorsal view (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-26)

ventral view (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-26)

displaying its crest (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-26)

side view (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-26)