Florida scrub jay


variants or less commonly Florida jay
: a scrub jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) that inhabits scrublands and shrubby flatwoods of peninsular Florida and has a blue head, tail, and wings, a whitish forehead, and a grayish back
The only bird species confined entirely to the state of Florida, the Florida scrub jay is similar to a blue jay but lacks a crest.Katherine Bouma, Orlando Sentinel, 17 Mar. 2000
The Florida scrub jay is one of the most sedentary of all North American birds—traveling no more than a couple of miles from its birthplace even though it lives more than 10 years …Cyril T. Zaneski, Miami Herald, 26 Dec. 1998

Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Florida scrub jay was in 1817

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“Florida scrub jay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Florida%20scrub%20jay. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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