If you happen to see Woodhouse’s scrub jays hanging out with blue jays, you might easily confuse them for being the same species.
Their underside is paler while their upper portion is more blue than the white underside of the blue jay. They share the same blue color.
Additionally, their tails are of equal length, they both possess a white throat, and their breast has the same distinctive mark.
Although they don’t possess the same black facial features or noticeable crest as the blue jay, they still have unique characteristics of their own.
The Woodhouse’s scrub jay, previously referred to as the California scrub jay, likes to make its home in areas with low-lying scrub, oak forests, mixed forests’ edges, and both boreal and temperate forests.
Commonly, these creatures are spotted towards the western side of the rocky mountains located in the southern part of the region.