Florida scrub jay

noun
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 BoumaOrlando Sentinel17 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. ZaneskiMiami Herald26 Dec. 1998

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First Known Use of florida scrub jay

1817


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