The shy Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius) is a strikingly coloured member of the crow family. It is generally pinkish-brown in colour, with a black tail, whitish throat and rump patch and a blue patch on the wings, barred with black. There is a broad black 'moustache' on either side of the bill, and the crown is streaked with black. Juvenile Eurasian jays are a darker reddish than the adults. The most common noise produced is a loud scream, which serves as an alarm call; this earned the Eurasian jay the Gaelic name of 'schreachag choille', which means 'screamer of the woods'.
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