If you happen to see Woodhouse’s scrub jays mingling with blue jays, you might easily confuse the two species at first glance.
Their underbelly is lighter in color and their body has an equal shade of blue, while the upper section of their body appears more blue compared to the white underside of a blue jay.
Additionally, they possess identical tail sizes, a white colored throat area, and a brand on their breast.
While they share similarities with the blue jay, these birds lack the distinctive black markings on their faces and the noticeable crest on top of their heads.
The Woodhouse’s scrub jay, previously called the California scrub jay, likes to live in areas with low-lying shrubs, oak trees, mixed forests, and both boreal and temperate forests.
Most commonly, these creatures are spotted towards the west of the Rocky Mountains in the southern region.