Stellar’s Jays are part of the Corvidae family of birds, which include crows, ravens, jays, nutcrackers, and magpies. Stellar’s blue bodies, crested dark heads, and bright blue patterned wings, they are the only jay with a crest. The inland form have white stripes near the forehead and eye. They are loud and distinct with their voices, they are amazing imitators of squirrels, dogs, and mechanical objects. They can be found in coniferous forests and coastal areas. Here is one in a wooded area in northern Arizona.