The Blue Jay By Kylie 6th Grade T.A.G
Appearance <ul><li>Blue Jays are blue on top, white to dull gray on their stomach, have a blue crest, a black ring around ...
Nest <ul><li>The nest is shaped like a cup. </li></ul><ul><li>Both parents help build the nest. </li></ul><ul><li>Nests ar...
Breeding <ul><li>The breeding season is April to May. </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Jays breed in wooded areas, with oaks and pin...
 
Mating <ul><li>When it is mating season, a group of seven or more Blue Jays gather on top a tree. </li></ul><ul><li>In tha...
 
Diet <ul><li>Blue Jays eat a variety of foods and are omnivores. </li></ul><ul><li>They eat grasshoppers, caterpillars, mi...
Habitat <ul><li>Blue Jays are found mainly east of the Rocky Mountains. </li></ul><ul><li>They can also be found in parts ...
Fun Facts <ul><li>Their Latin name is Cyanocitta Cristata </li></ul><ul><li>The Blue Jay can imitate the sound of a red-sh...
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The Blue Jay by Kylie

  1. 1. The Blue Jay By Kylie 6th Grade T.A.G
  2. 2. Appearance <ul><li>Blue Jays are blue on top, white to dull gray on their stomach, have a blue crest, a black ring around their neck, and black and white markings on their tail and wings. </li></ul><ul><li>Both male and female look alike. </li></ul><ul><li>They are a little larger than an American Robin about 11 to 12 inches. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Nest <ul><li>The nest is shaped like a cup. </li></ul><ul><li>Both parents help build the nest. </li></ul><ul><li>Nests are built in trees, shrubs, or a tree’s cavity. </li></ul><ul><li>The nest consists of twigs, strips of bark, grass, rags, weeds, feathers, leaves, roots, moss, and paper. Mud is often used to keep the nest together. </li></ul><ul><li>These nest are usually located 8 to 30 feet above the ground. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Breeding <ul><li>The breeding season is April to May. </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Jays breed in wooded areas, with oaks and pinewoods, near open spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>They lay 4 to 6 eggs. </li></ul><ul><li>These eggs are glossy and come in a variety of colors like, pink, green, blue, or pale olive. They have brown, purple, or olive specks on top. </li></ul><ul><li>Both parents feed the baby birds. </li></ul><ul><li>When the babies are born, both parents stay with them for 3 weeks until they are ready to leave the nest. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Mating <ul><li>When it is mating season, a group of seven or more Blue Jays gather on top a tree. </li></ul><ul><li>In that group, there is one female. </li></ul><ul><li>The female would fly to another tree and the males would follow her. After, she would pick one male to mate with. </li></ul>
  6. 8. Diet <ul><li>Blue Jays eat a variety of foods and are omnivores. </li></ul><ul><li>They eat grasshoppers, caterpillars, mice, and insects. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes they feed on baby birds or bird eggs but that is only a small percent of the times. They are mainly vegetarians. </li></ul><ul><li>In winter, they eat acorns, beechnuts, seeds, and berries. </li></ul><ul><li>To eat a nut, they hold the nut with their feet then crack it open with their beak. </li></ul>
  7. 9. Habitat <ul><li>Blue Jays are found mainly east of the Rocky Mountains. </li></ul><ul><li>They can also be found in parts of southern Canada and parts of western America. </li></ul>                                          Global range. Yellow: breeding only Green: Resident all year Blue: wintering only.
  8. 10. Fun Facts <ul><li>Their Latin name is Cyanocitta Cristata </li></ul><ul><li>The Blue Jay can imitate the sound of a red-shouldered hawk. </li></ul>
  9. 11. Blue Jay in Flight
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