Male or Female Jay??

Hello,

just picked up a Jay on the cam and wondered if it was easy to tell the difference between the two?

utube link..

https://youtu.be/IZkbDlHlV4s

Thanks :)

  • You can only tell the difference between both sexes if they are together - and then you'd still have to be pretty good at sizing them.

    It's definitely not easy to tell the difference.
  • Even side by side, I don't believe corvids like jays can be sexed. It's not like sexing buzzards or sparrowhawks where the difference can be significant (and not regularly overlap).
  • We used to have Jays visiting daily in our previous garden and the one and only time I knew for certain which was male and female was when the the male courtship fed the female !     (male on the left)

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    Regards, Hazel 

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