Bonanza Bird #6: The Western Scrub-Jay

ALERT: The Western Scrub-Jay was split into the California Scrub-Jay and Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay.
Birdorable Western Scrub-Jay

For 18 days we're adding a new Birdorable bird every day as part of our Birdorable Bonanza 2010. Today's bird is the Western Scrub-Jay! Western Scrub-Jays are members of the corvid family, along with crows and other jays. You can find these blue beauties in western North America, ranging from southern Washington to central Texas and central Mexico. They prefer low scrub and oak woods. These extremely clever birds store surplus food for future use. They are also known to steal food from other birds. They will even take measures to protect their own food stores from other thieving birds! You could say they have some food issues. ;)

Western Scrub-jay (Aphelocoma californica)
Western Scrub-jay (Aphelocoma californica) by Lorcan Keating

Tomorrow's bird is an Australian finch with rainbow colors. Can you guess what it is?


dominic morrell on July 12, 2010 at 11:16 AM wrote:
Goldian Finch!
Ashira on July 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM wrote:
Tomorrow's bird must be a Gouldian Finch! :D I love scrub-jays. When I was five and six I lived in an area that had scrub-jays and I quickly taught them to grab crackers out of my hands. : D
dominic morrell on July 12, 2010 at 2:21 PM wrote:
I suppose scrub-jays are like a western version of blue-jays. BTW........................................................................................................................................i'm only 9 years old.
dominic morrell on July 12, 2010 at 2:24 PM wrote:
I suppose scrub-jays are like a western version of blue-jays. BTW........................i'm only 9 years old.
Reed on May 24, 2020 at 1:17 PM wrote:
I'm 10 years old!
Spurwing Plover on May 21, 2022 at 6:59 AM wrote:
We have lot of those Scrub Jays around here a see them in the Summer gathering Acorns

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