Large songbird with long tail and heavy bill. Adults are blue with a gray patch on the back and dingy gray underparts. The intensity of blue varies across their range; birds in Arizona tend to be paler blue.
Juveniles look like adults but have a pale bill. Juveniles in Arizona have a pale bill for 2 years before they acquire the dark bill of adults.
Lacks a crest, has an all-blue back, and no necklace across the chest.
Medium-sized crestless jay with dingy gray underparts. Often seen hopping on the ground while foraging for insects and stored acorns.
Individuals in Mexico tend to be brighter blue and have a whiter throat than those in Arizona.
- Large songbird.
- Blue head, wings, and tail.
- Grayish blue back.
- Dingy white underparts.
- Long tail.
Immature DescriptionJuvenile all dull gray, with pale bill. Immature similar to adult, but may retain pale patches at base of bill and gape for several years.
Relative Sizebetween robin and crow
- Both Sexes
- Length: 11.4 in (29 cm)
- Weight: 4.2-4.8 oz (120-135 g)
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