And if we pleased our eyes for a moment with some beautiful images of the beautiful blue jay? The plumage and colors of this bird, native to North America, are so spectacular that just admiring them is enough to make you feel enchanted. Demonstration with these beautiful photos.
The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), which lives primarily in the United States and Canada, is a passerine bird in the Corvidae family.
The upper part of its body is bluish, while its belly is gray, whitish. His size? Up to 43cm. His longevity? 18 years old.
Apart from a slight difference in size (the male is slightly larger), nothing distinguishes the male from the female.
But the most surprising thing about the blue jay is that it isn’t actually blue! On its website, the Canadian Wildlife Federation explains:
“The intense cobalt or azure color of the Blue Jay’s tail and wing feathers contrasts sharply with the brown of the leaves or the green of the grass. However, its feathers are not really blue. Blue pigmentation does not occur in birds. This illusion comes from the refraction of light by a strange internal structure of the springs. If you crumple it up, the blue will disappear.”
Another detail highlighted by the Canadian Wildlife Federation:
Like any bird on an omnivorous diet, the Blue Jay has a large bill capable of piercing cocoons, as well as acorns, nuts, and other hard-shelled fruits. It often carries acorns and beechnuts to hide them under leaves, in the grass and in hollow trees.”
“The Blue Jay is partially migratory and in some winters it leaves the most remote northern parts of its territory to settle several hundred miles south. It travels during the day, unhurriedly, usually in flocks of five to fifty or more birds.”
“The Blue Jay can be recognized from afar by its easy flight: the body and tail form a straight line and the wing beats are slow, yet move it forward at a respectable speed.”