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I saw this bird where I live in a suburb on the San Francisco peninsula. The closest bird in my guide is the scrub jay, but I see a lot of differences. Anyone know what it is? Thanks

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CpxgVwCWhPLuAKzP8

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On 5/3/2019 at 2:37 PM, David said:

I saw this bird where I live in a suburb on the San Francisco peninsula. The closest bird in my guide is the scrub jay, but I see a lot of differences. Anyone know what it is? Thanks

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CpxgVwCWhPLuAKzP8

Welcome!

Out of interest, what differences do you see between your photo and the bird in your guide?  What guide do you have?

Thanks.

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On 5/13/2019 at 2:10 PM, birdbrain22 said:

Western Scrub Jay was split into California and Woodhouse's Scrub Jay... by location this would be a California as IBH stated above.

Interesting.  I'm an East Coast guy, so that is news too me.  I guess I need to look at my pics and see what I actually have from my few trips out there.  May have increased my life list by one.    

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10 hours ago, Bigdaddy44 said:

Interesting.  I'm an East Coast guy, so that is news too me.  I guess I need to look at my pics and see what I actually have from my few trips out there.  May have increased my life list by one.    

Rough range Maps of both...

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/california-scrub-jay

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/woodhouses-scrub-jay

And if you visited Santa Cruz Island off CA, then most likely...https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/island-scrub-jay

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