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Where do blue jays live?

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Blue jays prefer to live and construct their nests around forest edges, but they also live in forests and within suburban and urban areas, according to AllAboutBirds.org. They are most commonly found in populated areas where bird feeders and oak trees are present.

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Blue jays construct their nests in the elbow or large outer branches of coniferous or deciduous trees. They use mud, twigs, grass and rootlets to build their nests, which are usually between 10 and 25 feet off the ground. When it comes to building their nests, the male blue jays do most of the gathering, and the females do most of the building.

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