Western Scrub-Jay

Other Names: California Scrub Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub Jay, Sumichrast's Scrub Jay

Distribution: western United States and northern Mexico.

Description:

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.

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Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay

Bill Shape
all-purpose
long billed
Eats
cracked-corn
suet
sunflower-seed
Regions
arizona
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
idaho
illinois
indiana
kansas
manitoba
mexico
montana
nevada
new mexico
oklahoma
oregon
texas
utah
washington
wyoming
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
long tailed
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
walking
Markings
crown
plain
Sounds
screeching
harsh call
melodious
Location
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
chaparral
shrubs
Forests
Urban
Color
black
blue
gray
rust
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
jays, magpies and crows - corvidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species