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Specie: Eurasian Jay
Location: Puszcza Białowieska, Poland

The Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) is a species of bird occurring over a vast region from Western Europe and north-west Africa to the Indian Subcontinent and further to the eastern seaboard of Asia and down into south-east Asia. Across its vast range, several very distinct racial forms have evolved to look very different from each other, especially when forms at the extremes of its range are compared.

The bird is called jay, without any epithets, by English speakers in Great Britain and Ireland. It is the original ‘jay’ after which all others are named.

It inhabits mixed woodland, particularly with oaks, and is a habitual acorn hoarder. In recent years, the bird has begun to migrate into urban areas, possibly as a result of continued erosion of its woodland habitat. Before humans began planting the trees commercially on a wide scale, Eurasian jays were the main source of movement and propagation for the English oak (Q. robur).

Its usual call is the alarm call which is a harsh, rasping screech and is used upon sighting various predatory animals, but the jay is well known for its mimicry, often sounding so like a different species that it is virtually impossible to distinguish its true identity unless the jay is seen. It will even imitate the sound of the bird it is attacking, such as a tawny owl, which it does mercilessly if attacking during the day. However, the jay is a potential prey item for owls at night and other birds of prey such as goshawks and peregrines during the day.

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roxya1 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great color on the wings.
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DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed. :) Thank you for a lovely comment!
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ahappierlife Featured By Owner May 1, 2018
Truly a beautiful bird. Great close-up too.
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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ahappierlife Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
Pleasure.
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AlejandroCastillo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
Wonderful capture =)
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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AlejandroCastillo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017
My pleasure. =)
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HoremWeb Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017   Photographer
Seal of Approval by HoremWeb   Absolutely stunning capture!
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much. :)
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:icono-gosh:
O-Gosh Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
stunning
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
Excellent shot!  I'd like to see these for real one day.  We don't have any jay species in Africa!
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I would like to see many of the African species one day. :) Too bad I don't have enough money and days off to travel around the globe. :)
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sc62568 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful photo.
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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kiwipics Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW!!! I love this photo sooooo much! It's so beautiful, just perfect. I think I've fainted. OMG 
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Rabid-Coot Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful bird and picture. Speaking of their move in to more urban areas that is the only place I have seen them, once in someones driveway and once being chased by a Blackbird that went by so fast the colour was the only thing that gave away what it was.
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DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Hah, I've mostly seen in them in more rural areas, and mostly in the forests near some human settlements. They tend to be very skittish and run away at any sign of danger.
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
What a lovely bird. I guessed it was a jay, it looks a bit like bluejays in the US, but different coloring of course.
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes and slightly bigger than US bluejay. :)
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StaticRainbow123 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah
(Kevin?)
Nice shot!
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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IggyAlfi2319 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty 🐦
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes it is. :)
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