California Scrub-Jay

(Aphelocoma californica)

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Length: 11 to 11.8 inches

Weight: 2.5 to 3.5 oz

Wingspan: 15.4 inches

Lifespan: The oldest known wild California Scrub-Jay lived to be at least 15 years, 9 months old. It was banded in California in 1932 and found in 1948 in the same state. The oldest known captive western scrub jay (named "Aaron") lived to be 19 years, and 8 months old. Aaron was found in Castaic, CA, in 1991.

Diet consists of
On the most part the Western Scrub-jay is a year-round resident. Those in the southwest sometimes move to the lowlands in fall and winter when food is in short supply.

Nest built of

Clutch size: 1 to 5 pale green blotched with olive, or pale gray spotted with brown eggs. 1 brood per year.

Incubation: 17 to 19 days. At hatch chicks are naked and helpless, with eyes closed.

Fledging: 17 to 19 days.


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  2. "California Scrub-Jay". Audubon Guide to North American Birds. Retrieved June, 2017.
  3. "California scrub jay". Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved October, 2016.