adult; no sexual dimorphism (California, USA; 2006-03-18)

Western Scrub Jay
Aphelocoma californica

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: brushy areas among oaks or junipers; bold, inquisitive, and beautifully colored

dorsal view; gray patch on back (California, USA; 2007-04-22)

ventral view; mostly whitish undeparts (California, USA; 2007-04-22)

blue nape, wings, and tail (California, USA; 2007-04-22)

blue breastband (California, USA; 2006-12-22)

black face (California, USA; 2009-04-12)

juvenile; grayer look (California, USA; 2007-07-29)

eating peanut (California, USA; 2006-02-12)

flying (California, USA; 2009-01-31)

in-betweeb flaps (California, USA; 2009-01-31)

posing for portrait (California, USA; 2006-03-18)