Eurasian Jay

Garrulus glandarius - Geai des chênes

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Corvidés

  • Genus
    :

    Garrulus

  • Species
    :

    glandarius

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 36 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 140 à 190 g
Longevity

18 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) is a species of bird in the Corvidae family.

Subspecific information 34 Subspecies

  • Garrulus glandarius hibernicus (Ireland)
  • Garrulus glandarius rufitergum (Scotland, England, Wales and nw France)
  • Garrulus glandarius glandarius (n and c Europe to the Ural Mts.)
  • Garrulus glandarius fasciatus (Iberian Pen.)
  • Garrulus glandarius corsicanus (Corsica)
  • Garrulus glandarius ichnusae (Sardinia)
  • Garrulus glandarius albipectus (Italy, Sicily and the Dalmatian coast)
  • Garrulus glandarius graecus (w Balkans including Greece)
  • Garrulus glandarius ferdinandi (e Bulgaria and n Turkey)
  • Garrulus glandarius cretorum (Crete)
  • Garrulus glandarius glaszneri (Cyprus)
  • Garrulus glandarius whitakeri (n Morocco and nw Algeria)
  • Garrulus glandarius minor (c Morocco and the Atlas Mts. of n Algeria)
  • Garrulus glandarius cervicalis (n and ne Algeria and Tunisia)
  • Garrulus glandarius samios (Samos. se Aegean Sea.)
  • Garrulus glandarius anatoliae (w Turkey to w Iran and n Iraq)
  • Garrulus glandarius iphigenia (Crimean Pen.. n coast of the Black Sea.)
  • Garrulus glandarius krynicki (ne Turkey and the Caucasus)
  • Garrulus glandarius atricapillus (w Syria, w Jordan and Israel)
  • Garrulus glandarius hyrcanus (se Azerbaijan and n Iran)
  • Garrulus glandarius brandtii (s Siberia, n Mongolia, nw and ne China, Korea and n Japan)
  • Garrulus glandarius kansuensis (c China)
  • Garrulus glandarius pekingensis (e China)
  • Garrulus glandarius japonicus (Honshu, Oshima and Kyushu. c, s Japan.)
  • Garrulus glandarius tokugawae (Sado I.. off Honshu in c Japan.)
  • Garrulus glandarius orii (Yakushima. s Japan.)
  • Garrulus glandarius sinensis (n Myanmar, s and e China)
  • Garrulus glandarius taivanus (Taiwan)
  • Garrulus glandarius bispecularis (w Himalayas to w Nepal)
  • Garrulus glandarius interstinctus (e Himalayas)
  • Garrulus glandarius persaturatus (ne India. s Assam.)
  • Garrulus glandarius oatesi (nw Myanmar)
  • Garrulus glandarius haringtoni (w Myanmar)
  • Garrulus glandarius leucotis (c Myanmar to c and s Indochina)

Foreign names

  • Geai des chênes,
  • Arrendajo euroasiático,
  • Gaio,
  • Eichelhäher,
  • Szajkó,
  • Gaai,
  • Ghiandaia eurasiatica,
  • Nötskrika,
  • Nøtteskrike,
  • sojka obyčajná,
  • sojka obecná,
  • Skovskade,
  • närhi,
  • gaig eurasiàtic,
  • Skrækskaði,
  • sójka (zwyczajna),
  • sīlis, krēķis,
  • šoja,
  • Сойка,
  • カケス,
  • 松鸦,
  • นกปีกลายสก๊อต,
  • 松鴉,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

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