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Stellers Jay pair, deformed bill and normal, Sept 2008
17-SEP-2008 Tom Grey

Steller's Jay pair, deformed bill and normal, Sept 2008

Yard, Stanford campus

Here's a bad picture, but the only one I have showing the normal Steller's Jay and its apparent mate with the deformed bill together. Both times I saw the bird in 2008, it looked healthy, was flying around and calling vigorously in typical Steller's Jay fashion, and was accompanied by a healthy jay with a normal bill, shown here. I believe they were a mated pair; Steller's Jays are known to have long-lasting monogamous mating relationships.

Canon EOS-1D Mark III ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
1/60s f/4.0 at 500.0mm iso3200 with Flash full exif

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