JOHN DEVRIES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN DEVRIES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius) on a branch with a leaf in its beak. This bird is found throughout western Europe, northwest Africa and southeast and eastern Asia. It hoards acorns over the winter months and prefers woodland dominated by oak. It will also feed on insects, fruits, young birds, mice, small reptiles and small snakes. The jay is a mimic, sounding like another species of bird in its call. Photographed in Kent, UK, in December.
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