Definition of Canada jay in US English:

Canada jay


  • another term for gray jay
    • ‘We ate below the ledges, and Canada jays fluttered down from low branches to eat bits of cracker out of our hands.’
    • ‘This afternoon, we follow a path around Warren Lake, where our guides help us spot some of the astonishing variety of birds native to the area: boreal chickadees, warblers, ruby-crowned kinglets, Canada jays, hermits, Swainson's thrushes and nesting loons, to name a few.’
    • ‘I've got flocks of monotone peeping nuthatches in the spruce trees, along with the chickadees, blue jays and four Canada jays.’
    • ‘The Gunflint Trail bird feeders are still enjoying heavy use, being frequented most often by Canada jays, hairy and downy woodpeckers, and black-capped and boreal (brown-capped) chickadees.’
    • ‘Birders visiting the camp find the boreal forest around Sand Lake prime territory for sightings of snowy, boreal, great gray and hawk owls, Canada jays, several types of chickadees, bald eagles, and many kinds of woodpeckers.’
    • ‘Many of the more northern birds, including three-toed woodpeckers and Canada jays, are found in the area.’
    • ‘Until recently, its official name was Canada jay, as its range is predominantly Canadian.’
    • ‘Any of the above, as well as weasels, lemmings, some hawks, ravens, Canada jays, and gulls will scavenge caribou carcasses.’
    • ‘Deb, with this cold weather we have blue and Canada jays along with our chickadees, nuthatches, and a group of finches of some kind.’
    • ‘Magpies, Canada jays, chickadees, woodpeckers, and so many other birds can be seen and heard throughout the Wilderness.’
    • ‘Birds are quite prevalent with nighthawks, woodpeckers, Canada jays, belted kingfishers, western tanagers and oregon junkos being the most common.’
    • ‘The Canada jay is the smaller and less aggressive bird and does not eat or alight on the platform while the Steller jay is feeding.’
    • ‘You will see bald eagles, maybe a peregrine falcon, Canada jays, Clarks nutcrackers and other northern birds.’
    • ‘A handsome gray and white bird nearly a foot long, the Canada jay (or Gray jay, as it is also called) lives in the forests of northern New England.’
    • ‘So far we have observed daily in order of superior numbers at the feeding trays the following birds - Mt. chicadees, Clark nutcrackers, Canada jays, and hairy woodpeckers.’
    • ‘If you are in a really remote place, you may notice a pair of Canada jays is following you in the trees, looking for a handout.’
    • ‘Hornbeck is an area rich in forest birds such as grosbeaks, waxwings, ruffed and spruce grouse, Canada jays and blue jays, great horned owls, and downy, hairy and piliated woodpeckers.’
    • ‘He also contributed sixty-two snow bunting, fifty-three common redpoll, and forty-eight gray or Canada jay specimens.’
    • ‘Marmots, squirrels, chipmunks and the Canada jays are all frequent visitors at the many campsites.’
    • ‘For all his years Roy has been quite a naturalist, and he has related stories to Janie and me about every creature known in Aroostook County, from panthers and great white snowy owls to Canada jays and even common voles.’