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Eichelhäher auf Ast im Winter

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)

Size & weight: 32-35 cm, ca. 170 g

Appearance: Pinkish-brown on top and underparts, white throat and rump; distinctive blue-black wing coverts and a black beard stripe

Habitat: Inhabits diverse forests, parks, and gardens.

Song: Loud, rasping, sometimes screeching call, imitating other bird calls (e.g. buzzard)

Nest & breeding: Shallow, well-hidden nests. The female lays 3-5 eggs once a year between April and June.

Food: Insects, acorns, beechnuts as well as seeds, nuts and fruits, sometimes eggs and young of other bird species


Play call © Alexander Kürthy /, XC334851, CC BY-SA 4.0


 A joint initiative of the Austrian Ornithological Centre and Die Garten Tulln