Canada jay


: a jay (Perisoreus canadensis) having gray and sooty plumage and no crest, widely distributed in northern and western North America, ranging southward in the Rocky mountains, and noted for its boldness in stealing provisions from hunters' camps

called also camp robber, moosebird, whisky jack

see rocky mountain jay

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“Canada jay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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