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Blue Jays are not very picky about nesting locations. If no better place is available - e.g. in a heavily deforested area - they will even use places like the large mailboxes typical of the rural United States.[16[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Jay#cite_note-hger1906-15|]]] They also appropriate nests of other mid-sized songbirds as long as these are placed in suitable spots; American robin nests are commonly used by Blue Jays, for example.

The male feeds the female while she is brooding the eggs. There are usually 4–5 eggs laid and incubated over 16–18 days. The young fledge usually between 17–21 days after hatching.[12[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Jay#cite_note-oiseauxnet2008-11|]]]
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Size

12 inches

Eggs


Nest


Habitat


Location


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  • This common, large songbird is familiar to many people, with its perky crest; blue, white, and black plumage; and noisy calls. Blue Jays are known for their intelligence and complex social systems with tight family bonds. Their fondness for acorns is credited with helping spread oak trees after the last glacial period. - credit The Cornell Lab of Ornithology


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