No.427 Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius


Rank : 2
 Commonresidents in the forests of low mountains such as Mt. Takao and Mt. Jimba.More often observed in autumn and winter, but sighting has been recordedalso during breeding season. Though its eyes are somewhat sharp, the birdhas rather chic plumage colouration. Its Jah-jah gravelly voice is aconvincing evidence that the bird is of the similar family with  crow.  Likea mockingbird, it often imitates the songs of other birds. In autumn, itsometimes collects nuts and stores them in clearance or hollow of a tree orin the ground - "food cache."

Eurasian Jay (Adult)

Eurasian Jay (Food Cache)