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Merlin Bird ID

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    Blue Jay Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Large crested songbird with broad, rounded tail. Blue Jays are smaller than crows, larger than robins.

      Relative Size

      About the same size as a Western Scrub-Jay

      Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 9.8-11.8 in (25-30 cm)
        • Weight: 2.5-3.5 oz (70-100 g)
        • Wingspan: 13.4-16.9 in (34-43 cm)