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Canada Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)

Canada Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)

Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)

Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) Grey Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)

Class: Aves
Family: Corvidae
Common Name: Canada Jay
Genus: Perisoreus
Species Name: canadensis

About The Canada Jay

Breeding range: The Gray Jay is found from tree line in northern Canada and Alaska south through boreal and subalpine forests to northern California on the west coast, Arizona and New Mexico in the Rocky Mountains, northern Wisconsin in the midwest, and New York in the east.

Winter range: The non-breeding range is essentially the same as the breeding range, as the Gray Jay does not migrate except for (in late fall and winter) occasional altitudinal movements in the Rockies and rare latitudinal movements elsewhere, probably due to food shortages.

Perisoreus canadensis has never been recorded outside of North America.

(Sibley 2000, Strickland 1993, Ehrlich 1988)

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native )

Rights Holder: The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Bibliographic Citation: Dietz, M. 2001. "Perisoreus canadensis" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 27, 2013 at Citation Link

Trips Where Observed

Alaska 2010
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North America
United States

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