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Florida Scrub-jay

Aphelocoma coerulescens

Description:

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

Habitat:

endemic to Florida scrub lands

Notes:

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

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4 Comments

ceherzog
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
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

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

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

So the Western Scrub Jay is not a threatened species?

Jaybird
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.

ceherzog
Spotted by
ceherzog

Sarasota, Florida

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

Spotted for Mission

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