California Scrub Jay

Aphelocoma californica - Geai buissonnier

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Corvidés

  • Genus
    :

    Aphelocoma

  • Species
    :

    californica

Descriptor

Vigors, 1839

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 30 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 39 cm.
  • Weight
    : 70 à 100 g
Longevity

15 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Geai buissonnier
adult

California Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica) is a species of bird in the Corvidae family.

Subspecific information 7 subspecies

  • Aphelocoma californica californica (coastal range of c California. w USA.)
  • Aphelocoma californica immanis (sw Washington and w Oregon. nw USA.)
  • Aphelocoma californica caurina (sw Oregon to c California. w USA.)
  • Aphelocoma californica oocleptica (sc Oregon to interior sc California and w Nevada. w USA.)
  • Aphelocoma californica cana (Joshua Tree National Park in se California. sw USA.)
  • Aphelocoma californica obscura (sw California. sw USA. and n Baja California (nw Mexico))
  • Aphelocoma californica hypoleuca (c and s Baja California. nw Mexico.)

Foreign names

  • Geai buissonnier,
  • Chara californiana,
  • Gaio-dos-matos-ocidental,
  • Californischer häher,
  • bozótszajkó,
  • Californische Gaai,
  • Ghiandaia occidentale,
  • Snårskrika,
  • Krattskrike,
  • kapuciarka dubová,
  • sojka západní,
  • Kratskade,
  • kalifornianpensasnärhi,
  • gaig de bardissa de Califòrnia,
  • modrowronka kalifornijska,
  • krūmu sīlis,
  • Западная кустарниковая сойка,
  • アメリカカケス,
  • 西丛鸦,
  • 佛羅里達灌叢鴉,

Voice song and cries

Geai buissonnier
adult

Habitat

Geai buissonnier
adult

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Rural Gardens

Geographic range

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