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Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus)
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Pinyon Jays (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus)

General Description: Pinyon Jays (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) are all-blue jays that usually travel and forage in large, noisy flocks. They are dusky blue above and below, and they have a little white streaking on the throat, but they do not have a crest.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Corvidae.

Favored Habitat: Conifer forests at middle elevations where Pinyon Pine and Utah Juniper are common (i.e., in the Pinyon-Juniper Woodland).

Pinyon Jays (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus)

Where to Find: Around Las Vegas, look for Pinyon Jays in lower Kyle Canyon, lower Lee Canyon, and other mid-elevation areas on Mt. Charleston and in the Sheep Range.

Comments: Pinyon Jays feed on pine seeds (pine nuts) and typically feed on the seed of Pinyon Pines.

Pinyon Jays (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) If you were a tasty pine nut, this might be the last face you ever see!
Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) Pinyon Jays (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus)
Pinyon Jays (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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