Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens)

Found in young oak scrub, this unique species in the crow and jay family is Florida's only endemic bird. The Florida Scrub-Jay is a social bird, with a cooperative breeding system and a tendency to trust people, especially those with food. In 1995, the American Ornithologists' Union split it from the Western and Island Scrub-Jays. Their genus name, Aphelocoma, means 'smooth hair,' referring to their crestless heads.

Publisher - National Audubon Society

Subjects - Bird, Florida Scrub-jay, Aphelocoma coerulescens

Citation: Audubon. 2007. Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens). New York (NY): National Audubon Society.