Other Names: California Scrub Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub Jay, Sumichrast's Scrub Jay
Distribution: western United States and northern Mexico.
Size: 28-33 cm in length with a 38-39 cm wingspan, weighing approximately 80 g.
Plumage: The head, wings, and tail are blue, the back is dull brown, and the undersides are light gray. They have a dusky face mask and white throat offset by an incomplete blue necklace pattern. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.