Perching

Western Scrub-Jay

Aphelocoma californica
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Length: 11 in. (29 cm )
An inhabitant of scrubby forest, chaparral, pine-oak woodlands, and wooded suburbs, this noisy jay is usually in small family groups. It eats insects, bird eggs and nestlings as well as fruits, seeds and acorns. The nest is a large platform of twigs placed in low to mid levels of a shrub or tree.

The four-digit banding code is WESJ.

Male | Herbert Clarke

Female | Anand Arya


Chaparral

Shrubs
Bird Sound Type: Screeching
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Western Scrub-Jay
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: April 3, 2020
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/western-scrub-jay

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Western Scrub-Jay. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved April 3, 2020 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/western-scrub-jay

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Dr. Biology. "Western Scrub-Jay". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/western-scrub-jay

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Dr. Biology. "Western Scrub-Jay". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 3 Apr 2020. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/western-scrub-jay

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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