No.427 Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius

L=33cm

Rank : 2
Resident
 Common residents in the forests of low mountains such as Mt. Takao and Mt. Jimba. More often observed in autumn and winter, but sighting has been recorded also during breeding season. Though its eyes are somewhat sharp, the bird has rather chic plumage colouration. Its Jah-jah gravelly voice is a convincing evidence that the bird is of the similar family with  crow.  Like a mockingbird, it often imitates the songs of other birds. In autumn, it sometimes collects nuts and stores them in clearance or hollow of a tree or in the ground - "food cache."
Photograph (click to enlarge)

Adult

Food Cache