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Western Scrub-Jay
(Aphelocoma californica)



The Western Scrub-Jay is a resident bird with habitats that include urban areas and low elevation woodlands, particularly chaparral and chaparral covered canyons with abundant oak trees. Their omnivorous diet includes insects, lizards, bird eggs, nestlings, berries, acorns and nuts. Western Scrub-Jays have a raucous call and are fairly tame in urban or park environments. Western Scrub-Jays will nest from sea level up to 6,000 feet.

Status: Not protected
Nesting habitat: Woodland scrub and cultivated areas
Diet: Omnivorous
Breeding season begins: Early April
Nest type: Open cup
Typical number of eggs: 2-3
Incubated by: Female
Nestlings tended by: Both parents
Migratory: No
Active period on the Preserve: Year around (see graph)

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