Clark's Nutcracker Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Clark’s Nutcrackers are the size of a jay but the shape of a crow, with short tails and rounded, crestless heads. The bill is long, straight, and sharp-tipped.

    Relative Size

    Smaller than an American Crow; about the size of a Steller’s Jay but more compact.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 10.6-11.8 in (27-30 cm)
      • Weight: 3.7-5.7 oz (106-161 g)