Garrulus glandarius

The jay (Garrulus glandarius) is a forest bird that looks for ripe acorns in autumn. Cautiously, it digs acorns to eat them in spring. However, always some acorn remains in the soil to germinate. Therefore, the jay is an acorn planter that contributes to disseminate oaks, evergreen oaks and kermes oaks.

The jay belongs to the family of the raven, the jackpie and the magpie, but it has highlighted blue feathers on the wings.

[photos Oriol Oms (1st and 3rd) and Jordi Badia and Montserrat Porta (2nd)]