French: Geai à gorge blanche German: Floridahäher Spanish: Chara floridana
in Amer. septentrionale = Florida, USA
Peninsular Florida, in SE USA.
26 cm; male 79·3 g, female average 75 g. A moderate-sized, crestless, long-tailed jay with stout hook-tipped bill. Has dull purplish-blue head with frosty white... read more
Large vocabulary of graded calls. Loud "weep", often in series of variable length and... read more
Isolated patches of oak (Quercus) scrub on sandy ridges; avoids pine (Pinus)... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous. Variety of plant foods includes berries, acorns, pine seeds; arthropods, including grasshoppers and bush-crickets (Orthoptera... read more
Nest-building Feb to late Apr (most in Mar), and eggs late Mar to May, earlier in suburban settings; normally only one brood per year, but... read more
Resident. Maximum known dispersal distance 17 km for males and 38 km for females in contiguous... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Locally common; restricted to scrub and shrubby areas in Florida. Has small and fragmented population and range, which are rapidly declining. Global... read more
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