September 12, 2012
Western scrub jays summon others to screech over the body of a dead jay, according to new research from the University of California, Davis. The birds’ cacophonous “funerals” can last for up to half an hour.
credit: Teresa Iglesias/UC Davis
Topics: Human Interest, Aphelocoma, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, Jays, Environment, Funeral, Western Scrub-jay, Western United States, Death customs, University of California, Davis, Geography of California, Corvidae, Culture, University of California