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scrub jay

a crestless jay, Aphelocoma coerulescens, of the western and southern U.S. and Mexico, having blue and grayish plumage.
Origin of scrub jay
1935-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Another species of bird, the scrub jay, has challenged our supposedly unique gift of foresight.
  • Of this group, the island scrub jay is the only bird that is endemic on the species level.
  • In the future prescribed burning and planting of scrub jay forage species are planned for the site.

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