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Eurasian Jay

Anyone hiking through the woods of Europe is familiar with the alarm call of this busy body. His harsh rasping screach immediatly blows your cover. He is a master of mimicry. Often so exact that it is nearly imposible to distinguish its true identity until the jay is seen. . This bird occurs over a vast region and several distict racial species have evolved . They feed on a variety of small insects and nuts, nests in trees, laying 4 - 6 eggs and both parents care for the young

Tying with Eurasain Jay Feathers

The blue barred feathers from the wings of this wide ranging bird have been used by tiers of salmon flies since the nineteenth century.

Also, trout, lake, bass and seatrout flies use these feathers.

Used whole as sides or cheeks, they are also used for body hackles and throats on smaller classic salmon flies. Crafters will find many uses also for these feathers.

  • wings
  • fly patterns
  • links to other softbills

Paired wing sets $25.00/pair  

These matched pairs of jay wings have a variety of sizes, something you don't get when you buy bags of assorted feathers. Also, having the wings, you can select the corresponding feathers to put together perfectly matched pairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Softbills

Whoever named this group of birds "softbills" was obviously never close enough to be pinched by a toucan or speared by a heron's beak!

Members of this group vary considerably. here you will find everything from turacos that feed exclusivly on leaves and petals to carnivores kingfishers.

However, one thing all have in common is that as babies, they are all born helpless and dependent on their parents care.


Softbill Species:

 

eurasian jay

blue cotingas

sunbittern

pomador cotinga

fruit crow

flamed tanager

toucan

fairy bluebird

pond heron

tiger heron

asian kingfisher

african kingfisher

golden breasted starling

 
           


Quick links to other exotics:

 

 

pheasants

partridge

grouse

softbills

quail

junglefowl

peafowl

hookbills

guineafowl

turkey

bustards

ratites

cranes

waterfowl

pigeons and doves