Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay Images, Facts and Information:
Aphelocoma woodhouseii used to be Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
- Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jays are medium sized, crestless jays with blue heads, wings and tails, gray masks, backs and light gray underparts. Their tails are long.
- They are nonmigratory, year round residents.
- Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jays prefer juniper and pinyon or piñon pine habitat.
- Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jays eat insects, lizards, fruits, pine nuts, acorns, grass seeds, juniper berries and nuts. They readily eat other seeds and peanuts offered at bird feeders.
- Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jays lay 2 to 7 eggs which hatch in 15 to 17 days. The female incubates and they are monogamous.
- A group of jays can be called a “party”, “scold” or “band” of jays.
- Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jays can live up to 15 years.
I hope you enjoy viewing my Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay photos.