Retail price $450 / Sale Price 40% off. Jays are a gregarious bunch and you can see the intelligent twinkle in the eye of this fellow. Pinyon jays have subtle coloration and I used a lovely stormy blue wool fabric for the body and clothes of this sculpture. The most common jay were I grew up in New Mexico, Pinyon jays are found throughout the scrub lands of the arid southwest. Not as flashy as some of the other jays, they have a distinct slate-blue coloring and white streaks along the throat. They are highly intelligent, with impressive spatial memories, allowing them to retrieve stored food over a year later and under new objects. They are highly social and can live in groups of hundreds of birds with a complex social organization. Mated pairs of Pinyon Jays appear to coordinate their caching so that cache locations are known to each other, especially the male. Although the species is widespread, it has been in decline since the 1960's. The main threat seems to be loss of pinyon/juniper habitats.