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Florida Scrub-jay

Aphelocoma coerulescens


A bold and curious bird, the Florida Scrub-Jay can become hand-tame in areas where it comes in contact with people. Unfortunately, it is restricted to the rare oak scrub community of Florida, a habitat under constant threat of development, and is classified as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Cornell Lab


endemic to Florida scrub lands


Notice that the bird is are most of the Scrub Jays in this park.

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ceherzog 9 years ago

Yes, his blueness did stand out. Some of the others I saw where much paler. ...and he was showing off a lot too and came very near.

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Very nice series Claire. This bird seems bluer than some I have seen.

ceherzog 9 years ago

So the Western Scrub Jay is not a threatened species?

Jaybird 9 years ago

Beautiful bird! I take my daily visits by his Western Scrub-Jay cousin to my feader for granted, hope he has a bright future.

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Sarasota, Florida

Spotted on Oct 23, 2011
Submitted on Oct 23, 2011

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