Western Scrub-Jay

Aphelocoma californica

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The Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica), also known as California Jay, is a species of scrub-jay native to western North America, ranging from southern Washington to central Texas and central Mexico. In recent years, it has expanded its range into the Puget Sound region of Washington. The Santa Cruz or Island Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma insularis), found only on Santa Cruz Island, and the Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens), a Floridan endemic, are its closest relatives. The Western Scrub-Jay is...

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