California Scrub-Jay

Aphelocoma californica

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Crows and Jays (Corvidae)

Code 4

CASJ

Code 6

APHCAL

ITIS

HEAD

California Scrub-Jay Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Masked, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Blue
  • Forehead Color: Blue
  • Nape Color: Blue
  • Throat Color: White, sometimes with blue or gray.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

California Scrub-Jay Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 28 cm (11 in)
  • Weight: 79 g (2.8 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Blue, Gray
  • Underparts: White with gray wash.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown back with blue wings.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked, Solid

FLIGHT

California Scrub-Jay Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Steady buoyant wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 41 cm (16 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Blue
  • Under Tail: Blue-gray
  • Leg Color: Black
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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