In Portugal We call this bird "Gaio"
I just found out its proper (in Canada) name - I couldn't remember when I uploaded the pic last night.
I saw some of these when I visited Lake Louise in 2003 and always wondered what they were. We have nothing similar in UK.
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).
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.
Los pájaros me chiflan!!! Muy buena foto !!!!
Great picture of the Clark's Nutcracker, which is in the Corvidae family, which includes Crows, Jays, and Magpies.
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Photo taken in Banff National Park, Banff, Alberta T1L 1K2
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