scrub jay

a crestless jay, Aphelocoma coerulescens, of the western and southern U.S. and Mexico, having blue and grayish plumage.

1935–40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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.
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