Jay / Eichelhäher

Although the Jay is by far the most colourful and striking of the crow family, it is a shy bird of typically woodland habitat and therefore often hard to see. Its plumage is very attractive, with pinky-brown tones overall, black tail, white rump, black facial stripe like a moustache, plus a striking blue flash on the wings. Its loud shrieking call often gives its presence away in dense woodland.