Perching

Steller's Jay

Aphelocoma stelleri
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Length: 12 in. (29 cm )
This bold and conspicuous jay occurs in mature coniferous forests and descends to mixed pine-oak woodlands only in harsh winters. Its catholic diet includes insects, bird eggs, and nestlings as well as seeds, pine cones and fruits. Often shy during the nesting season, the Steller\'s Jay can become quickly accustomed to humans and the free food source they provide, especially at picnic tables. The nest is placed high in a conifer on a horizontal branch, and it is a bulky affair made of twigs, leaves and mud.

The four-digit banding code is STJA.

Male | Oliver Niehuis


Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Bird Sound Type: Screeching
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Steller's Jay
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: September 19, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/stellers-jay

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Steller's Jay. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 19, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/stellers-jay

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Steller's Jay". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/stellers-jay

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Steller's Jay". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 19 Sep 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/stellers-jay

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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