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Gray Jay

Perisoreus canadensis obscurus

Subspecies of Gray Jay



First Noted by Expedition
January 3, 1806, described at Fort Clatsop, Oregon.
 

Description
Gray above, whitish below. Forehead and throat white; nape and stripe through eye dull black. Immatures are sooty gray. Length: 10-13 in (25-33 cm).
 

Voice
Whee-ah, chuck-chuck; also scolds, screams, and whistles.
 

Habitat
Coniferous forests.
 

Range
Resident from Alaska east across Canada to Labrador and south to northern California, New Mexico, northern New York, and northern New England.
 

Note
Species information from enature.com
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