Steller's Jay

Cyanocitta stelleri


About the Author(s)

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Erick Greene studied at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and at Princeton University. His research interests are behavior, evolution, and conservation biology. He has worked on birds and insects in the Canadian Arctic, South America and Central America, and the western United States. He is currently an Associate Professor of Biology and Wildlife at the University of Montana. Current address: Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812. E-mail: .

Bill Davison developed an interest in birds at an early age while exploring the fields and woods of Ohio. He has conducted research on male parental care and the impacts of Brown-headed Cowbird parasitism on Lazuli Buntings. He earned a B.Sc. in wildlife biology at the University of Montana, and is currently studying the ecology of grassland birds in the Conservation Reserve Program fields for his master's thesis at Eastern Illinois University. Current address: 430 Barker Street, Wellington, OH 44090.

Vincent R. Muehter grew up in New Jersey, where he developed a fascination for music and corvid behavior. After studying music at New York University, he attended the University of Montana, where he combined his interests in music and birds. He earned a B.Sc. in wildlife biology and completed an honors thesis on song-learning in Lazuli Buntings. He earned an M.Sc. at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, focusing on the function of delayed plumage maturation and song copying in Lazuli Buntings. He is now the Associate Director of Conservation for the National Audubon Society. Current address: National Audubon Society, 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-9562. E-mail: .

Lauren E. Walker studied geology and biology at Brown University and completed a M.Sc. at the University of Washington in 2011 that focused on corvid distribution patterns in relation to visitor use and food provisioning in Mount Rainier National Park. She is currently working on a dissertation project at the University of Washington, studying the population dynamics of black-capped vireos. Current address: School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, Box 352100, Seattle, WA 98195. Email: .

Recommended Citation

Walker, L. E., P. Pyle, M. A. Patten, E. Greene, W. Davison, and V. R. Muehter (2016). Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.