The Florida Scrub-Jay Consortium is a 501(c)(3) not for profit Florida corporation. 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. Despite the protections, the Florida scrub jay is still thought to be on the decline. The Western scrub jay is a member of the Corvidae family to which various crows, ravens, and jays belong. The island scrub-jay is noticeably larger than its mainland related species of scrub jays. The Blue Jay and Steller's Jay can also be found in the northern regions of Canada. It looks very similar to the Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay (they were considered the same species until 2016), but is brighter and more contrasting, with a bold blue breast band. Island Scrub-Jay: Medium-sized, crestless jay with gray-brown back and blue wings. Tail and undertail coverts are blue. The stern-faced bandit: California Scrub-Jay by Risa George. A white line just above each eye divides the blue crown from the darker cheek patches. Crestless head, nape, wings, and tail are pale blue, and the back and belly pale gray. Eats grains, fruits, insects, frogs, lizards, and eggs and young of other birds. Its name is appropriate, for it lives only in Florida scrub, areas of short scrubby oaks growing on sandy soil. Flies with steady bouyant wing beats. Larger than Red-winged Blackbird. Appearance Measuring 13 inches, the island scrub-jay is distinguished from other scrub-jays by its larger size—almost 1/3 larger than its mainland counterpart. #71610630 - A Florida Scrub Jay stands in a field of mostly brown grass on.. It has a well-defined blue breast-band that contrasts with its white breast and throat. Add to Likebox #76986535 - A curious Florida Scrub Jay searches for food along the low brush.. Regularly visits backyards and feeders. Here in the Bay Area, we have two kinds of jays: California Scrub-Jay. Purchase canvas prints, framed prints, tapestries, posters, greeting cards, and more. Helping at the nest has been well documented for a closely related species, the Florida Scrub-Jay … Head is blue with gray mask and narrow white eyebrow. The upperparts, including the wings and tail, are rich, deep blue, except for the back, which is a contrasting brown to gray-brown. Head is blue with gray mask and narrow white eyebrow. “Woodhouse’s scrub-jay has a more muted pattern, and its behavior seems muted, too: Often uncommon and sparsely distributed, it seems shier and more elusive than the coastal bird.” Woodhouse’s scrub-jay is a dusty blue bird set off by gray-brown and white, with a rounded, crestless head. 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. Another attempt to conserve the bird is an ongoing campaign to name the Florida scrub jay as the new state bird of Florida. Western Scrub Jay - California. California Scrub-Jays with worn plumage, prior to the completion of their Definitive Prebasic molt which can be as late as October, may look very drab and can strongly resemble Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay. Three distinct groups have been identified: 1. Typically in small groups. Similar Species: The scrub-jay lacks the crest and white spotting on wings and tail that are characteristic of the blue jay. Scrub Jay . Breast bands can be obscured and their supercilium may be difficult to see well. 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