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Name: deleon
Status: student
Age: K-3
Location: TX
Country: N/A
Date: 5/2/2005


Question:
How long is a blue jays beak,and the color of it,and if its possible can you tell me why the beak is that color.


Replies:
The blue jay is around 11 inches long. It's beak is black and around 3 inches long ( that would be my best guess without actually measuring). It's black beak matches part of it's face. This could help make it's beak less noticable when it is hunting insects.

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