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Pinyon Jay Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    The Pinyon Jay is a medium-sized and crestless jay that kind of looks like a miniature crow. It has a shorter tail and a longer more daggerlike bill than other jays.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Townsend's Solitaire, smaller than an American Crow.

    Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 10.2-11.4 in (26-29 cm)
      • Weight: 3.2-4.2 oz (90-120 g)
      • Wingspan: 18.1 in (46 cm)