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Garrulus glandarius   –   Geai des Chênes

The European Jay has a very distinctive pinkish-grey color, with black tail and black on the trailing edge of the wings, blue and white wing patches and a white rump.

The Jay's sound is a harsh screech, not very musical.


34 cm


Forests throughout France and western Europe. Sometimes in fields and orchards, and rarely in towns or villages.