Blue Jay

Some facts from http://www.allaboutbirds.org/

The black bridle across the face, nape, and throat varies extensively and may help Blue Jays recognize one another.
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Blue Jays lower their crests when they are feeding peacefully with family and flock members or tending to nestlings.
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The pigment in Blue Jay feathers is melanin, which is brown. The blue color is caused by scattering light through modified cells on the surface of the feather barbs.
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Preening

A hummingbird must keep its approximately 940 feathers in shape to maintain its aerodynamics. Also, a hummingbird does not molt until after it migrates, so it must travel a long distance with its old feathers.

Sleek and clean

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About a Bird

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I’m hungry. FEED ME!

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Watch me. Here’s how you do it.

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Now you try.

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