Western scrub jays are found in the western United States and Mexico. They are common among pinyon-juniper and pine-oak forests, brush and shrubs in desert, canyon, and mountain foothill areas. They prefer brush to forest terrain. They will eat insects and spiders in the summer, berries and seeds in the winter. Scrub jays really enjoy acorns, if available, they will bury them for later consumption, which contributes to revived oak forests. They are like many in the jay family and can be loud while away from the nest. This Western scrub jay was in the Sedona, Arizona area.
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