Jay

Name: Jay

Scientific name: Garrulax glandarius

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 30

What are nature stars?

About: A small, colourful crow, about 35cm long. Jays are mainly pink, with a black tail, black moustache and black and white wings with a blue patch on the wings. Jays are birds of woodland, parks and gardens.

How to identify: A brightly coloured crow, unmistakeable

Where: Widespread, although absent from the north of Scotland

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 50
  • Agility: 40
  • Rarity: 30
  • Cute factor: 30
  • Traveller: 20

Fantastic fact: Jays collect acorns in the autumn, burying them around their territory to store them for winter. Many of them get forgotten, and turn into oak trees.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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comments

  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2014-01-25 18:02:46
    • Whiskolis

    I love jays Whiskolis xxx

  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2014-01-02 14:45:22
    • Whiskolis

    I saw loads of jays peering into my neighbours garden a couple of months ago

  • Tawnyea
    • Date: 2012-10-09 20:16:36
    • Tawnyea

    this is REALLY weird. i saw one jay, and now i'm seeing loads!!! i can tell if a bird is a jay, even when it's flying.

  • Catalas
    • Date: 2011-07-21 16:46:54
    • Catalas

    I like these thing they are beautiful oh no I said that twice never mind he he

  • Catalas
    • Date: 2011-07-21 16:44:49
    • Catalas

    these are beautiful I love them he he

  • Catalas
    • Date: 2011-07-21 16:44:47
    • Catalas

    these are beautiful I love them he he

  • Dolphilor
    • Date: 2010-07-24 09:49:26
    • Dolphilor

    I found this article very intresting

  • Ottero
    • Date: 2010-06-05 18:06:38
    • Ottero

    Jays are really cool because they are colourful and you see them hop through trees.