Despite decades of conservation efforts, the Florida scrub jay
remains an animal at risk.
Abstract: An adult, wild-caught, female Florida scrub jay
(Aphelocoma coerulescens) was evaluated because of an observable mass on the ventral neck.
Remaining native vegetation areas of the Lake Wales Ridge mainly are scrub, and are habitat for endemic vertebrates, including the Florida scrub jay
and the sand skink (FNAI 2010).
Usually at this time of year my bird feeders are crowded; this year there is only one loyal scrub jay
Cactus Flats 2013 2014 Fruits Seeds Fruits Seeds White-tailed antelope squirrel 15 18 12 30 Kangaroo rats 3 81 7 90 Pocket mice 2 25 0 8 Pinyon mouse 3 3 4 1 Merriam's chipmunk 0 0 2 0 California ground squirrel 0 0 1 1 Western scrub jay
0 0 0 0 Lone Valley 2013 2014 Fruits Seeds Fruits Seeds White-tailed antelope squirrel 15 16 7 3 Kangaroo rats 3 14 0 0 Pocket mice 2 20 0 4 Pinyon mouse 3 18 1 54 Merriam's chipmunk 0 0 0 0 California ground squirrel 0 0 0 0 Western scrub jay
0 2 0 19 Table 3.
Two minutes after I carefully tucked the egg case into a twig in the garden, a scrub jay
picked it up, banged it open on the roof, and consumed the little mantises--and Chappie ate the ladybugs.
I'm uncomfortable here, but right now I'm looking outside my window and there is a beautiful scrub jay
in my backyard--just beautiful."
This also applies to the Azure Jay (Anjos, 1991), the Plush-crested Jay (Uejima et al., 2012), the Florida Scrub Jay
Aphelocoma coerulescens (Bosc, 1795) (Morgan et al., 2010), and the Curl-crested Jay (Amaral and Macedo, 2003), thereby demonstrating that the various jay species appear to exploit the resources available at the various times of the year and in the different regions, in a similar and effective manner.
Data was provided on bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, olive baboons, stump-tailed macaques, golden snub-nosed monkeys, brown, red-bellied and aye-aye lemurs, coyotes, dogs, gray wolves, Asian elephants, domestic pigeons, orange-winged amazons, Eurasian jays, western scrub jay
, zebra finches and swamp sparrows.
predation on starlings and swallows--attack and interspecific defense.
The only available land for any new "heavy" launch vehicle or processing facilities is mostly scrub jay
habitat, and all activities that impact scrub habitat on the base incur a 4:1 mitigation requirement to offset the habitat loss.
is hiring up to 25 local laborers to clear vegetation to improve Scrub Jay
habitat on approximately 1,900 acres of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.