Guide to some birds of the Okhotsk region

EurasianJay StellarsSeeagle Redpoll BlakistonsFishowl LathamsSnipe JapaneseCrane Skylark LongtailedTit JuvenileSwan
Whooper Swan White-tailed Sea-Eagle Stellar's Sea-Eagle Hazel Grouse
Japanese Crane Far Eastern Curlew Latham's Snipe Ross's Gull
Blakiston's Fish-Owl Ural Owl Black Woodpecker Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Eurasian Skylark Long-tailed Tit Snow Bunting Common Redpoll
Tree Sparrow Eurasian Jay Northern Raven Buller's Shearwater*
Swan Goose* Ashy Minivet* To Checklist To Bird Guide Top

Eurasian Jay   Garrulus glandarius   Kakesu

The Eurasian Jay is about the size of a pigeon and has a hoarse call that sounds something like "Jah-jah". It breeds in mountain valleys during summer, and in winter it even appears in the streets of towns. The Eurasian Jay in Hokkaido is a subspecies known as the Miyama Kakesu (G. g. brandtii).


24 April 2001


White patches at the base of the secondaries are also clearly visible when the Eurasian Jay is at rest. The tail is very long. (Hokkaido, 24 April 2003)


In flight, the white portions of the rump and secondaries stand out. The blue, black, and white striped patterns are very attractive. (Hokkaido, 24 April 2003)