Blue Jay

Date of our first picture:  May, 2011

Location of our first photograph:  Platte City, MO

Also known as:  (Cyanocitta cristata)

Interesting fact(s):  The Blue Jay's coloration is not derived by pigments, but is the result of light refraction due to the internal structure of the feathers; if a Blue jay feather is crushed, the blue disappears as the structure is destroyed.

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A Blue Jay and Red-bellied Woodpecker facing off

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