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Common Name:Jay, Western Scrub-
Scientific Name:Aphelocoma californica
Area:Sycamore Campground - Red Bluff, California
Date:November 18, 2009

Also known as California Scrub Jay, and many times erroneously called Blue Jay. This is a very common jay of the inland valleys, and has adapted so well to cities where it could easily be considered a pest at bird feeders.

Adair Pond - Corvallis, Oregon - - - May 23, 2011

Reference:Western Birds by Peterson / Familiar Birds of Northwest Forest, Fields and Gardens by Marshall / Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley