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    Pinyon Jay Identification

    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.

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      • 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)