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Steller's Jay

Cyanocitta stelleri

Order:
Passeriformes
Family:
Corvidae
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Appendix 1

Appendix. Summary of morphological characteristics of North American subspecies of Steller’s Jay. Data shown as mean (range). Data compiled from Ridgway 1904), except data with relative crest length which is Brown 1963b.

SubspeciesnWing-chord length (mm)Tail length (mm)Exposed culmen length (mm)Tarsus length (mm)Relative crest length(2)
C. s. annectens
Male14153 (149–157)28 (27–31)
5154 (147–164)148 (141–160)26 (26–28)43 (42–43)
Female4148 (148–150)143 (139–145)26 (25–28)42 (41–44)
C. s. carbonacea
Male23143 (135–152)31 (29–33)
9150 (140–158)140 (134–146)29 (27–32)44 (42–46)
Female10143 (136–146)131 (125–138)28 (25–30)43 (39–45)
21136 (132–145)31 (28–34)
C. s. carlottae
Male4156 (155–161 )30 (29–32)48 (47–50)
Female11621523048
C. s. frontalis
Male4146 (144–150)136 (134–140)30 (28–30)42 (41–44)
Female4140 (136–145)26 (26–28)40 (38–41)
C. s. macrolopha
Male22148 (142–156)34 (31–37)
8154 (148–160)142 (131–153)28 (28–29)44 (42–45)
Female7145 (136–153)131 (122–142)26 (26–28)42 (40–44)
C. s. stelleri
Male16151 (144–159)30 (27–33)
21149 (142–155)31 (28–32)46 (44–50)30 (28–32)
12151 (144–160)139 (133–150)
Female10149 (142–157)137 (128–147)30 (28–31)46 (44–48)

  • Ridgway 1904
  • Brown 1963b
  • (1)Flattened wing-chord.(2)Ratio of crest length/wing-chord length x 100 (Brown 1963b).

Recommended Citation

Walker, Lauren E., Peter Pyle, Michael A. Patten, Erick Greene, William Davison and Vincent R. Muehter.(2016).Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America: https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/stejay

DOI: 10.2173/bna.343