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Gray Jay

Perisoreus canadensis

The Gray Jay has been given many names. In the far north, it is known as the Whiskey Jack. Early trappers heard the native Americans call it ‘wiska-jon’, which they modified to Whiskey Jack. This bird will nest in the coldest part of the year, even in the bitter winters of the far north.

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