Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana)

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Comments (10)

Daniel Taborda on February 20, 2006

In Portugal We call this bird "Gaio"

Matthew Walters on February 20, 2006

I just found out its proper (in Canada) name - I couldn't remember when I uploaded the pic last night.

Peter Dalling on January 2, 2007

I saw some of these when I visited Lake Louise in 2003 and always wondered what they were. We have nothing similar in UK.

Matthew Walters on January 3, 2007

I thought the same. This particular one was quite tame, I suppose they are used to us humans taking photographs (and leaving scraps of food).

Wangyuezhong on May 28, 2007

bird !我喜欢。

Matthew Walters on May 29, 2007


Jessica G. on July 24, 2007

This type of bird is common in this area of the Rockies, and I've seen them around Lake Louise. Locally, they're known as "Whiskey Jacks!" They're all what you could call tame, and my grandpa has stories of one of them flying down and stealing an entire sandwich from his hand just as he was about to take a bite! I can remember several picnics in the mountains where a couple of these birds have joined us.

maria dolores ruiz g… on November 4, 2008

Los pájaros me chiflan!!! Muy buena foto !!!!

Matthew Walters on November 4, 2008

Gracias, Maria

((Ospr3y)) on January 31, 2009

Great picture of the Clark's Nutcracker, which is in the Corvidae family, which includes Crows, Jays, and Magpies.

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  • Uploaded on February 20, 2006
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    by Matthew Walters