Florida scrub jay

variants: or less commonly Florida jay

Definition of Florida scrub 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

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1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Florida scrub jay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Florida%20scrub%20jay. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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