Green Jay

Green Jays are a fantastic mix of bright green, blue, and black. They have dark green backs, paler bellies, and bright blue and black heads.

  • Cyanocorax yncas
  • Length: 11.4 in (29 cm)
  • Weight: 2.3-3.9 oz (66-110 g)


This colorful Green Jay is a rare find in the US as they are only seen in southern Texas. They usually live along the coasts of Mexico, Central America, and South America.

Habitat And Diet

You can find Green Jays in woodlands near streams and water, and they feed on insects, fruit, and seeds. If you are lucky, you may see one at bird feeders in Texan wildlife refuges. 

Green Jay Sounds:

They make a variety of several fast calls that can be ‘Kaw’ like, buzzing, clicking, peeps and screams.


Nests of Green Jays are simple stick constructions lined with moss, leaves, and grass. Even their eggs have a greenish tint to them!

Fun Facts:

Green Jays are one of a few birds that can use tools, and they will use sticks to help pry up bark to get to food below.