California scrub jay. Blue jay (call) call. The Story of Blue Jay Jason Reese began singing by the age of 10 after his elementary school music teacher noticed his vocal prowess and persuaded him to take part in the school’s talent show. Fish crow. Mexican jay. Pinyon jay. Native stories tell us that Blue Jay once had a beautiful singing voice. American crow. People everywhere wanted him to sing for them; this made Blue Jay boastful and pretentious. Clark's nutcracker.
Other crows and allies. The Blue Jay vocalization most often considered a song is the “whisper song,” a soft, quiet conglomeration of clicks, chucks, whirrs, whines, liquid notes, and elements of other calls; a singing bout may last longer than 2 minutes. Shortly afterwards, he became involved with school choirs and advanced vocal ensembles, where he would take his singing abilities to the next level.
Woodhouse's scrub jay. Gray jay. Black-billed magpie. The Earthmaker saw this and decided that Blue Jay needed a lesson in humility. Danny Zapata-Henao likeaduck. Chihuahuan raven. Blue Jay woke one day to sing, but his voice came out rough and bristly, reflecting his true nature. Northwestern crow. Common raven. Florida scrub jay. Steller's jay.