Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay

I found another new bird for me at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park in Albuquerque: Woodhouse's scrub-jay. This bird used to be combined with the California scrub-jay as one species, the western scrub-jay. It differs from the California scrub-jay, the bird of our backyard and canyon, with duller blue, darker gray underparts, a less distinct necklace and a straighter bill. 

Range of Woodhouse's scrub-jay from Wikipedia. 

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