Is the gray jay fit to be Canada’s national bird, or is that just loony?
Ottawa Citizen

By Megan Gillis, Ottawa Citizen, November 16, 2016

The gray jay “epitomizes” Canadians — smart, friendly and, above all, tough, according to the aptly named David Bird, who led the charge to have it picked as Canada’s national bird.

It nests in deepest winter, even staying atop its eggs in blizzards at -30C, when other birds have yet to swan in from sunny climes.

It’s found in every province and territory, but almost exclusively in Canada.

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