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About the Florida Scrub-Jay

The Florida Scrub-Jay is a Florida endemic, meaning the species lives only in Florida. Florida Scrub-Jays have blue heads, napes, bibs and wings. Their bellies and foreheads are whitish.

Like many other corvid species, Florida Scrub-Jays are highly intelligent. They are cooperative breeders, meaning young jays will remain with the family to help raise subsequent fledglings.

Unfortunately, Florida Scrub-Jays are threatened, with just 4,000 breeding pairs counted in a 1993 survey.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 02 August 2010
Scientific Name Aphelocoma coerulescens
  • Passeriformes
  • Corvidae
  • Aphelocoma
  • A. coerulescens
Birdorable Family Corvids, Shrikes & Friends
Conservation Status Vulnerable
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 23 March 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
9.1 to 11 inches
13 to 14.2 inches
2.3 to 3.2 ounces
Range North America United States (East)

Conservation

From IUCN Red List:
The Florida Scrub-Jay is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species qualifies as Vulnerable because it has a small and fragmented population and range, which continues to decline as a result of urban development and habitat loss and degradation, largely as a result of fire suppression.

International Names

  • sojka křovinná (Czech)
  • Santa Cruz-skade (Danish)
  • Struikgaai (Dutch)
  • floridanpensasnärhi (Finnish)
  • Geai buissonier (French)
  • Buschhäher (German)
  • Ghiandaia di Santa Cruz (Italian)
  • サンタクルスカケス (santakurusukakesu) (Japanese)
  • Floridaskrike (Norwegian)
  • modrowronka zaroslowa (Polish)
  • Urraca de los Matorrales de Isla (Spanish)
  • Snårskrika (Swedish)

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