Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay


(Aphelocoma woodhouseii)

As of July 7, 2016, the long-predicted split of Western Scrub-Jay into two species has taken place. The interior west species is now called Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma woodhouseii), which is paler and lacks a prominent blue neck band. The more coastal species, which is darker in color, and has the blue neck band and a somewhat larger bill, is now called California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica).

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