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Florida Scrub Jay

Aphelocoma coerulescens

Description:

Blue "jay like" bird with a very social "personality."

Habitat:

Florida scrub habitat. Areas without housing near the bird's breeding area. Dwarf Live Oak are essential.

Notes:

There are many scrub jays in the Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Improvement District near Avon Park Florida. Birds will come to observers with unsalted raw peanuts. All birds in area respond to this stimulus. Humans just stand in the area with hands outstretched with peanut in hand. Jay will land on human and accept the peanut with out any aggression form the jay.,

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8 Comments

Mick G
Mick G 7 years ago

From my brief reading it is illegal and is performed almost without regard or enforcement, it seems by many people.

Mick G
Mick G 7 years ago

I'm not an attorney, but I can say that The Nature Conservancy's representatives, that were visiting for business with the Special District that I worked for fed them various foods, peanuts included to get them nearer so they could take pictures. They would land on you regardless.

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

i thought it was illegal to feed them peanuts since they are endangered. is that true?

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

Scrub-Jays so would do that. Lol. Awesome shot!

MitchRay
MitchRay 9 years ago

Very cool bird

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

hahaha...nice story... cute birds... to feed..!!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 9 years ago

Brilliant! :D

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Hahaha! Nice!

Mick G
Spotted by
Mick G

Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 28, 2011
Submitted on Aug 28, 2011

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