Steller's Jay

Cyanocitta stelleri - Geai de Steller

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Corvidés

  • Genus
    :

    Cyanocitta

  • Species
    :

    stelleri

Descriptor

Gmelin, JF, 1788

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 34 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 43 cm.
  • Weight
    : 100 à 140 g
Longevity

16 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) is a species of bird in the Corvidae family.

Subspecific information 13 Subspecies

  • Cyanocitta stelleri stelleri (s Alaska and coastal w Canada to nw Oregon. nw USA.)
  • Cyanocitta stelleri carlottae (Queen Charlotte Is.. off w Canada.)
  • Cyanocitta stelleri frontalis (c Oregon, e California to wc Nevada. w USA.)
  • Cyanocitta stelleri carbonacea (coastal wc California. w USA.)
  • Cyanocitta stelleri annectens (c British Colombia to se Alberta. sw Canada. s to ne Oregon and nw Wyoming (nw USA))
  • Cyanocitta stelleri macrolopha (e Nevada to sw South Dakota. wc USA. s to n Mexico)
  • Cyanocitta stelleri diademata (nw Mexico)
  • Cyanocitta stelleri phillipsi (mainly San Luis Potosí. c Mexico.)
  • Cyanocitta stelleri azteca (sc Mexico)
  • Cyanocitta stelleri coronata (sw, ec and s Mexico and w Guatemala)
  • Cyanocitta stelleri purpurea (Michoacán. sw Mexico.)
  • Cyanocitta stelleri restricta (Oaxaca. s Mexico.)
  • Cyanocitta stelleri suavis (Nicaragua and Honduras)

Foreign names

  • Geai de Steller,
  • Chara de Steller,
  • Gaio-de-steller,
  • Diademhäher,
  • bóbitás szajkó,
  • Stellers Gaai,
  • Ghiandaia di Steller,
  • Stellerskrika,
  • Furuskrike,
  • kapuciarka diadémová,
  • sojka Stellerova,
  • Fyrreskade,
  • samettinärhi,
  • gaig de Steller,
  • modrosójka czarnogłowa,
  • Stellera sīlis,
  • Стеллерова черноголовая голубая сойка,
  • ステラーカケス,
  • 暗冠蓝鸦,
  • 暗冠藍鴉,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Rural Gardens

Geographic range

Illustration

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Sources of information

Other sources of interest

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