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    • Aphelocoma californica
  • English
    • Western Scrub-Jay
    • Western Scrub Jay
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    • WESJ
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    • Chara

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Recent observations

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Western Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica

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dwest

Date

April 17, 2015 04:06 PM PDT

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Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica

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ctrax

Date

April 17, 2015 03:42 PM PDT

Description

The blue on these jays is so deep and beautiful, I wondered if they are Island Scrub-Jays instead of Western Scrub-Jays. I welcome your thoughts on this.

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Coastal Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica ssp. californica

Date

April 17, 2015

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Western Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica

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richardwasson

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April 17, 2015

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Western Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica

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joellle

Date

April 15, 2015 04:30 PM PDT

Description

Was on the path I was walking on and did not fly away when approached. Had twigs in its mouth. I believe there was another nearby.

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Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica

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dpom

Date

April 14, 2015 04:36 PM PDT

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Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica

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sea-kangaroo

Date

April 13, 2015 12:23 PM PDT

Description

Had just captured a grasshopper.

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Coastal Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica ssp. californica

Date

April 13, 2015

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Western Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica

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rbbrummitt

Date

April 8, 2015 03:30 PM PDT

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Western Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica

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dwest

Date

March 31, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

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Western Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica

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temminicki

Date

April 12, 2015 05:24 PM PDT

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Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica

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temminicki

Date

April 12, 2015 11:18 AM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica), is a species of scrub jay native to western North America. It ranges from southern Washington to central Texas and central Mexico. It comprises three distinct subspecies groups, all of which may be separate species. They are California Scrub Jay (coastal), Woodhouse's Scrub Jay (interior US and northern Mexico), and Sumichrast's Scrub Jay (interior southern Mexico). The Western Scrub Jay was once lumped with the Island Scrub Jay and the

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.