Eurasian Jay

Scientific name: Garrulus glandarius
Mongolian name: Ятга Шаазгай
Order: Passeriformes
Bird family: Corvidae (Crows, jays, ravens, magpies)
Conservation status: LC


Key information

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.

Length : 32–37 cm

Wingspan: 50–58 cm

Weight : 129–197 g

Population : 30,000,000-65,999,999 individuals

Habitat: inhabits mixed woodland, particularly with oaks, and is a habitual acorn hoarder

Diet: wide range of invertebrates including many pest insects, acorns, fruits such as blackberries and rowan berries, young birds and eggs, bats, and small rodents