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Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens)
Juvenile Florida Scrub Jay
Photograph by Odyman. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
FLORIDA SCRUB-JAY FACTSDescription
The Florida Scrub-Jay is similar in appearance to the Western Scrub-Jay. It has blue head, wings, and tail. The back is pale gray brown and underside is pale gray. The throat is white. It has white forehead and eyebrow. The tail is long and bill and eyes are dark. Juveniles have dull brown heads.
23cm - 28 cm
Florida oak scrub, scrub on sand dunes.
insects and other arthropods, small vertebrates, fruit, acorns, seeds.
The nest is an open cup made of twigs lined with palmetto fibers or roots, placed in a bushy shrub. Lays three to six eggs. The eggs are greenish with brown spots near the rounded end.
The Florida Scrub-Jay is found only in scattered populations in peninsular Florida.
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "vulnerable".
Relatives in same Genus
Western Scrub-Jay (A. californica)
Mexican Jay (A. ultramarina)