Utah Bird Profile
 Pinyon Jay - Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus

Name Roots: (Gr. gymnos, "naked"; rhinos, "nose" - cyanocephalus, "bluehead")

In Utah:   
by Marlene Foard

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a conifer at a height of 3-26 (To 85) feet, in a cup nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is an omnivore: ground and upper-canopy forager.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in pinyon-juniper and ponderosa pine habitats.
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