Western Scrub-Jays are medium-sized birds of the crow and jay family. They live in southwestern parts of the United States, down into Mexico. Their preferred habitat is pinyon-juniper forest and other woodland habitat. Interesting fact: Western Scrub-Jays more... exploit deer parasites; they will stand on the backs of mule deer and eat ticks and other insects on the deer in a mutually beneficial relationship. This is our totally cute Birdorable Western Scrub-Jay!