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Florida Scrub-Jay

Aphelocoma coerulescens ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: CORVIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Vulnerable

A bold and curious bird, the Florida Scrub-Jay can become hand-tame in areas where it comes in contact with people. Unfortunately, it is restricted to the rare oak scrub community of Florida, a habitat under constant threat of development, and is classified as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

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Calls

Calls harsh and scratchy. Female gives a dry rattle.

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Srubland Survivors: Read about Florida Scrub-Jays in Living Bird magazine.