Smaller than a Mourning Dove. The Florida Scrub-Jay Consortium in partnership with FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission), Fish Florida and FYCCN (Florida Youth Conservation Center Network) Contact Bruce Brown bruce@scrubjaytrail.org or call (352)-429-5566 for more information. Flies with steady bouyant wing beats. Regularly visits backyards and feeders. The throat is whitish with a blue necklace. The Florida Scrub-Jay Consortium is a 501(c)(3) not for profit Florida corporation. Western Scrub Jay - California. Helping at the nest has been well documented for a closely related species, the Florida Scrub-Jay … Western Scrub-Jays are medium-sized, slender birds with long tails. Green Jay | Brown Jay | Blue Jay | American Crow | Florida Scrub-Jay | Western Scrub-Jay | Mexican Jay | Chihuahuan Raven | Common Raven | Fish Crow | Black-billed Magpie | Clark's Nutcracker | Steller's Jay | Northwestern Crow | White-throated Magpie-Jay | Silvery-throated Jay | Gray Jay | Pinyon Jay | Yellow-billed Magpie The California Scrub Jay is similar to the Woodhouse jay and was considered the same species until 2016. The Western scrub-jay doesn't migrate and can be found in urban areas, where it can become tame and will come to bird feeders. Latin name: Aphelocoma coerulescens. The Western Scrub-Jay has blue upperparts, a grayish-brown back, and light underparts. Western Scrub-Jay was split into two species, the California Scrub-Jay and Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay in 2016 by the American Ornithologist Union. Greater Roadrunner - Arizona. Scrub Jay . familiar blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata). Similar Images . Head is blue with gray mask and narrow white eyebrow. The Western scrub jay is a member of the Corvidae family to which various crows, ravens, and jays belong. Western Scrub Jay, (California Jay and Long-Tailed Jay) — Unusual yet functional family units, scrub wisdom and connection to scrub spirits, theft and appropriation, urban wisdom, growth in urban areas, material wealth, saving something for later, delayed gratification, adapting and learning, great intelligence. Our Jays. Western Scrub Jay - California. The California Scrub Jay has a blue and gray-brown upper part and back and light underparts. Al Brown a native of the District of Columbia has always had a desire to become an artist. Shape: Very plump with a fairly long tail. Its name is appropriate, for it lives only in Florida scrub, areas of short scrubby oaks growing on sandy soil. About the same size as a Blue Jay or one of the Scrub-Jays. Importance of the Bird: The island scrub-jay can live as long as twenty years. Upper breast, throat, and chin are white with streaks. The Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) is a 2.5 to 3-ounce, 12-inch-long, blue and gray crestless jay that is endemic to peninsular Florida's xeric oak scrub and scrubby pine flatwoods. Shop for artwork by Al Brown. Bill: Straight and fairly slender, curved at the tip. Cathy Brown Executive Director at The Florida Scrub-Jay Consortium Clermont, Florida Nonprofit Organization Management In the 1990s, Bruce and Cathy Brown left corporate America to start a native plant nursery in Lake County, where they soon discovered a rare Scrub-Jay … Head is blue with gray mask and narrow white eyebrow. American Crow - Pennsylvania. Another attempt to conserve the bird is an ongoing campaign to name the Florida scrub jay as the new state bird of Florida. Crestless head, nape, wings, and tail are pale blue, and the back and belly pale gray. Larger than Red-winged Blackbird. The Blue Jay and Steller's Jay can also be found in the northern regions of Canada. 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