bluish-gray body, long and strong pointed bill (California, USA; 2006-08-05)

Pinyon Name
Gymnorhynchus cyanocephalus

Native Range: North America

Notes: a devotee of pinyon pine forests where it flies about in large noisy flocks; similar in size and shape to Clark's Nutcracker and like the latter often is seen flying overhead and perched in the very tops of trees.

lighter grayish throat; vocal with several calls (California, USA; 2006-08-05)