AnAge entry for Cyanocitta cristata

Classification (HAGRID: 01499)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Passeriformes
                Family: Corvidae
                    Genus: Cyanocitta
Species
Cyanocitta cristata
Common name
Blue jay

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
26.2 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 445
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Record longevity in the wild is 18.3 years [0579]. One captive female lived 26.2 years [0445].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Incubation
17 days
Clutch size
4 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
5.5 g
Adult weight
80.8 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 179680
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 28727
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