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Gray Jay

Perisoreus canadensis (Linnaeus, 1766)

The Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis), also Grey Jay, Canada Jay or Whiskey Jack, is a member of the crow and jay family (Corvidae) found in the boreal forests across North America north to the tree-line and in subalpine forests of the Rocky Mountains south to New Mexico and Arizona. It is one of three members of the genus Perisoreus, the others being the Siberian Jay, P. infaustus, found from Norway to eastern Russia and the Sichuan Jay, P. internigrans, restricted to the mountains of eastern Tibet and northwestern Sichuan. All three species store food and live year-round on permanent territories in coniferous forests. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Corvidae
Genus:
  Perisoreus

Scientific:
  Perisoreus canadensis

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.158

Protonym:
  Corvus canadensis

Avibase ID:
  69A6E32F323B9088

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/69A6E32F

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 179667

Geographic range:

  • Perisoreus canadensis canadensis: Canada (central Yukon) to n US
  • Perisoreus canadensis pacificus: N-central Alaska, n Yukon and nw Mackenzie
  • Perisoreus canadensis nigricapillus: E Canada (n Quebec to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia)
  • Perisoreus canadensis bicolor: SE British Columbia to e Washington, ne Oregon and w Montana
  • Perisoreus canadensis obscurus: Coastal nw US (Washington to nw California)
  • Perisoreus canadensis arcus: SW Canada (coastal mountains of British Columbia)
  • Perisoreus canadensis griseus: SW British Columbia and Vancouver I. to ne California
  • Perisoreus canadensis capitalis: Rocky Mountains (Idaho and Montana to New Mexico)
  • Perisoreus canadensis albescens: NE British Columbia to w South Dakota and nw Nebraska
  • Show more...
English:
Gray Jay
Czech:
sojka šedá
German:
Meisenhäher
Danish:
Grå Lavskrige
Spanish:
Arrendajo Canadiense
Finnish:
harmaakuukkeli
French:
Mésangeai du Canada
Icelandic:
Gráskaði
Italian:
Ghiandaia grigia
Japanese:
kanadakakesu
Japanese:
カナダカケス
Dutch:
Canadese Taigagaai
Norwegian:
Gråskrike
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Gråskrikje
Polish:
sójka kanadyjska
Russian:
Канадская кукша
Slovak:
škriekavec bieločelý
Swedish:
grå lavskrika
Ukrainian:
Кукша канадська
Chinese:
灰噪鸦


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Mésangeai du Canada ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Mésangeai du Canada ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Canada Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Gray Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Perisoreus canadensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Perisoreus canadensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Perisoreus canadensis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Grey Jay ( Perisoreus canadensis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Perisoreus canadensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Perisoreus canadensis [version 1]

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Species status: full species

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Catalan: gaig canadenc
Czech: Sojka šedá
Danish: Canadisk Lavskrige, Grå / Canadisk Lavskrige, Grå Lavskrige
German: Meisenhäher, Meisen-Häher
English: Alaska Jay, Alberta Jay, Anticosti Jay, Camp Robber, Canada Jay, Canadian Carrion Bird, Gray Jay, Grease bird, Grey Jay, Idaho Jay, Labrador Jay, Meat bird, Moose-bird, Oregon Jay, Red Deer Jay, Rocky Mountain Jay, Venison Heron, Whiskey Jack, Whisky John, White-headed Jay
English (IOC): Grey Jay
Spanish: Arrandejo Gris, Arrendajo Canadiense
Spanish (Spain): Arrendajo Canadiense
Spanish (HBW): Arrendajo Canadiense
Estonian: ameerika laanenäär
Finnish: Harmaakuukkeli
French: Geai du Canada, Geai gris, Mésangeai du Canada
Hungarian: szürke szajkó
Icelandic: Gráskaði
Italian: Ghiandaia grigia, Ghiandaia grigia canadese
Japanese: kanadakakesu
Japanese: カナダカケス
Scientific: Corvus canadensis, Perisoreus canadensis, Perisoreus canadensis canadensis
Lithuanian: Kanadinis kėkštas
Latvian: Kanādas bēdrozis
Dutch: Canadese Gaai, Canadese Taigagaai
Norwegian Nynorsk: Gråskrikje
Norwegian: Gråskrike
Polish: sójka kanadyjska
Russian: канадская кукша, Серая кукша
Slovak: škriekavec bieločelý
Serbian: Siva američka kreja
Swedish: Grå lavskrika
Ukrainian: Кукша канадська
Chinese: 灰噪鸦
Chinese (Traditional): 灰噪鴉

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