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Oct 22, 2011

14 peanuts ~ 1 Blue Jay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photo by BarrytheBirder
Cyanocitta cristata
I watched this Blue Jay, above, stuff 14 peanuts into his craw, in one sitting, at a feeder in the backyard this morning.   And this was just one of many trips it made to the feeders.   It never made a trip that didn't result in at least three peanuts and usually twice that.   It made me wonder what the record might be for most peanuts in a Blue Jay's craw, crop and/or gullet, at one time.   I spent a bit of time trying to track this down but was unsuccessful.   Anyone out there have any idea?   By the way, it's latin name (Cyanocitta cristata) translates into blue, chattering bird.
Please comment if you wish.

1 comment: said...

No idea, but I never knew that they like to indulge on peanuts, lol. Anna :)