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What's the difference between a blue jay and a stellar jay?

Steller's and Blue Jays are the only North American jays with crests. Both are about 11-12 inches in size with Steller's being slightly larger. With its black hood and dark blue feathers, Steller's is easy to distinguish from the Blue Jay, which has a light grayish chest and white spotting on the wings and tail.

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Beside this, is a stellar jay A blue jay?

Steller's jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) is one of two species in the genus Cyanocitta, the other species being the blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata); because the two species sometimes interbreed naturally where their ranges overlap in the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains, their status as distinct species has been

Additionally, what kind of bird looks like a blue jay? Adult (Interior) Steller's Jays don't overlap much with Blue Jays. Their dark crest and underparts quickly separate them from the blue crested and pale underparts of Blue Jays.

Secondly, what does a stellar blue jay look like?

At a distance, Steller's Jays are very dark jays, lacking the white underparts of most other species. The head is charcoal black and the body is all blue (lightest, almost sparkling, on the wings). Like other jays, Steller's Jays are bold, inquisitive, intelligent, and noisy.

Is a bluebird and a blue jay the same thing?

By the way, Blue Jay is a species, while Bluebirds are a group of three species: Eastern, Western and Mountain Bluebirds. Differences: Blue jays have blue, white and black feathers, with the striking flight and tail feathers all jays are known for.

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