Stellar’s Jay at the Zoo
Indigo – Rescued in 2017
Very common in western forests; predominantly located in coniferous woods. Mostly lives in flocks except when nesting.
What do they eat?
They are omnivorous – their diet is roughly 1/3 animal matter and 2/3 vegetables. Will eat a variety of seeds, acorns, nuts, berries, fruit, insects, other bird eggs, rodents and lizards.
How long do they live?
On average 10-15 years in the wild.
How many can be laid in a clutch?
On average 3-5 eggs.
Where are they found?
Located in coniferous/deciduous forests; typically found at elevations of 3,000 to 10,000; Big Bear is home to many Stellar’s Jay.
- They have incredible spatial memory.
- They will store food in caches.
- They will also raid other nests of eggs and chicks.
- They can mimic other animals, especially hawks.