Blue Jay Negative Footprint

$10.00

The Blue Jay ranges through most of eastern North America. This species is omnivorous feeding on a variety of seeds, berries, insects and small vertebrates. Like its larger relatives, the crow and raven, this Corvid is very vocal.

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Description

Blue Jay Negative Footprint measures 2.5″ H x 2″ W. Blue Jay Negative Footprint is made of polyurethane resin in the USA. These footprints are great to take birdwatching with students and friends.

The Blue jay or Cyanocitta cristata is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to eastern North America. The foot of a passerine has three toes directed forward and one toe directed backward, called anisodactyl arrangement. The hind toe (hallux) is long and joins the leg at approximately the same level as the front toes. This arrangement enables passerine birds to easily perch upright on branches.

It lives in most of the eastern and central United States; some eastern populations may be migratory. Resident populations are also in Newfoundland, Canada; breeding populations are found across southern Canada.

The Blue jay or Cyanocitta cristata breeds in both deciduous and coniferous forests, and is common in residential areas. Its coloration is predominantly blue, with a white chest and underparts, and a blue crest; it has a black, U-shaped collar around its neck and a black border behind the crest. Males and females are similar in size and plumage, and plumage does not vary throughout the year.

Blue jay or Cyanocitta cristata feeds mainly on seeds and nuts, such as acorns, which it may hide to eat later; soft fruits; arthropods; and occasionally small vertebrates. It typically gleans food from trees, shrubs, and the ground. Blue jays can be very aggressive to other birds; they sometimes raid nests and have even been found to have decapitated other birds.

It builds an open cup nest in the branches of a tree; both sexes participate. The clutch may be two to seven eggs, which are blueish or light brown with darker brown spots. Young are altricial, and are brooded by the female for 8–12 days after hatching. They may stay with their parents for one to two months.

The name jay derives from the bird’s noisy, garrulous nature and has been applied to other birds of the same family, which are also mostly gregarious.

Additional information

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 2 × 2.5 in
Blue Jay Facts

Conservation status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification:
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Cyanocitta
Species: C. cristata
Binomial name: Cyanocitta cristata