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Whiskey Jack 01

Whiskey Jack 01

Description : The Gray Jayís fearless and venturesome behaviour towards people living and working in the forest has earned it many informal names. Whiskey-Jack is the best known, said to come from the mispronunciation of the Indian name wiss-ka-tjon or wis-ka-chon turned into whiskey-John. The bird is also known by half a dozen other names, such as venison-hawk, grease-bird, lumberjack, meat-bird, all of which allude to the birdís habits and its taste for carrion, or dead flesh.

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