The differences between male and female blue jays are that males generally gather nest materials and food, while the females do most of the building of the nests and incubate the eggs. The differences between male and female blue jays can be determined by observing their mating and nesting habits. The size of males and females is similar, and they share similar feather colorings.Continue Reading
Blue jays are intelligent birds and maintain advanced social systems. They mate for life and form family bonds. They are recognized by their bright blue color and loud, distinctive call. They live in many different types of forests, but they tend to prefer areas with many oak trees. They eat nuts, seeds and some grains. They are also suspected to eat the eggs and nestlings of other bird species.
Blue jays communicate vocally and with body language, and it seems that they have distinctive calls for various types of communication and messages. They appear to warn one another of approaching predators and can become aggressive if they feel threatened.
Blue jay habitats are most commonly found in southern Canada and the eastern and central regions of the United States, including Texas and Florida. Blue jays from northern areas and younger birds are likely to migrate a few hundred miles to the south in the winter, but many blue jays live in the same area all year long.Learn more about Birds
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.Full Answer >
Bluebirds build their nests in nest boxes or in tree cavities that have been abandoned by woodpeckers or other animals. The bird's bill is too weak to excavate a nest cavity for itself.Full Answer >
The Maltese has an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years, and females often live longer than males. Trauma, infection and congenital disease are the leading causes of death in Maltese puppies. Cardiovascular disease, congenial disease and cancer are the leading causes of death in adult Maltese dogs.Full Answer >
The term peacock is sometimes used to refer to both males and females. Strictly speaking, peacock refers to the male, and it does not lay eggs. The female or peahen lays three to five eggs at a time.Full Answer >