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Western Scrub-Jay

Aphelocoma californica

Description:

The “blue jay” of dry Western lowlands, the Western Scrub-Jay combines deep azure blue with dusty gray-brown and white. The rounded, crestless head immediately sets it apart from Blue Jays and Steller’s Jays. These birds are a fixture of dry shrublands, oak woodlands, and pinyon pine-juniper forests, as well as conspicuous visitors to backyards.

Habitat:

Oak woodland

Notes:

In this area, both Scrub-Jays and Steller's Jays are present. It's very nice to be able to see them side-by-side.

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1 Comment

Birding For Fun
Birding For Fun 9 years ago

Beautiful bird. Nice post.

DonnaPomeroy
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DonnaPomeroy

California, USA

Spotted on Feb 25, 2012
Submitted on Feb 26, 2012

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