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California Scrub-Jay

Aphelocoma californica (Vigors, 1839)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Paul Marvin 2011-06-14 Pine Creek Rd off Sunrise Hwy, Cleveland National Forest. San Diego Co, California, San Diego (United States) (1600 m) call, flight call -

flight at end

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

163706
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica hypoleuca Frank Lambert 2015-05-01 Sierra Las Pirras, Baja California Sur, Baja California Sur (Mexico) (1300 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

352764
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Paul Marvin 2017-01-08 Navajo Canyon Open Space Preserve, San Diego, San Diego County, California, San Diego (United States) (60 m) call, flight call -

flight at beginning and end of recording

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

349730
xeno-canto.org
Western Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Steve Hampton 06-10-2011 Putah Creek Cyn, Yolo County, CA, Yolo (United States) (40 m) calls (A) - typical call notes 88990
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Thomas G. Graves 2017-06-18 California (near Santa Margarita), San Luis Obispo County, California, San Luis Obispo (United States) (440 m) call -

(ME 62 Sennheiser, 24’ Roché Parabola, PMD 661 Marantz)

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

376287
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica obscura Richard E. Webster 2012-08-18 Los Manzanos, Sierra San Pedro Martir, Baja California, Baja California (Mexico) (1600 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

348774
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Meena Haribal 2019-05-22 Pinnacles National Park, San Benito County, California, San Benito (United States) (480 m) call -

The bird was calling from a forested or treed patch. Sounded like a flycatcher. Heard on the Bear Gulch cave trail

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

481205
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Steve Hampton 2019-08-22 Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, Morongo Valley, San Bernardino County, CA, San Bernardino (United States) (750 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

493962
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Frank Lambert 2015-05-05 Frazier Park, Ventura County, California, Ventura (United States) (2700 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

408287
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Paul Marvin 2017-01-30 Panoche Rd, (near Paicines), San Benito County, California, San Benito (United States) (280 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

360974
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Ross Gallardy 2015-03-18 Solvang, Santa Barbara County, California, Santa Barbara (United States) (190 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

297455
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica hypoleuca Richard E. Webster 2019-02-22 Caduaño, Baja California Sur, Baja California Sur (Mexico) (200 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

466251
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Paul Marvin 2020-06-08 Mother Grundy Truck Trail, Jamul, San Diego County, California, San Diego (United States) (800 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

566762
xeno-canto.org
Western Scrub-Jay - Aphelocoma californica californica Andrew Spencer 12-01-2009 Chew's Ridge, Monterey Co., California, Monterey (United States) (? m) calls (A) -   29377
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Paul Marvin 2012-11-28 Pine Creek Rd off Sunrise Hwy, Cleveland National Forest. San Diego Co, California, San Diego (United States) (1600 m) flight call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

163708
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica hypoleuca Frank Lambert 2015-05-01 Sierra Las Pirras, Baja California Sur, Baja California Sur (Mexico) (1300 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

352765
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Thomas G. Graves 2017-06-18 California (near Santa Margarita), San Luis Obispo County, California, San Luis Obispo (United States) (440 m) call, tapping -

Bird in a thicket along the road at the dry back end of the lake. And possible squirrel or chipmunk calls. (ME 62 Sennheiser, 24’ Roché Parabola, PMD 661 Marantz).

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

376297
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Paul Marvin 2012-11-20 Hollenbeck Canyon Trail, Jamul, San Diego County, California, San Diego (United States) (240 m) call, flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

163701
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Paul Marvin 2017-01-08 Navajo Canyon Open Space Preserve, San Diego, San Diego County, California, San Diego (United States) (60 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

349731
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Paul Marvin 2011-06-10 Kitchen Creek Rd, south section, Cleveland National Forest, San Diego County, California, San Diego (United States) (1300 m) call, flight call -

all but last call in flight

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

163702
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Paul Marvin 2017-01-25 Panoche Rd, (near Paicines), San Benito County, California, San Benito (United States) (280 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

360967
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Bobby Wilcox 2019-05-02 Nevada (near Sparks), Washoe County, Nevada, Washoe (United States) (1400 m) call, male -

Call of probable male as it departed nest after delivering material to female.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

470501
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Thomas G. Graves 2020-05-21 Los Osos, Montana de Oro State Park, Coon Creek Trail, California, San Luis Obispo (United States) (50 m) adult, call, sex uncertain -

I heard three call notes: the soft 'vrit' at 0:15.5 , the 'screech series' (x2, then a 'zreek') at 0:26.4 , and an 'zreek series' at 0:10.0 (per Peterson's Guide). (Sennheiser ME62 omni mic, 24 inch Roché parabola, Marantz PMD 661).

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

561469
xeno-canto.org
California Scrub Jay - Aphelocoma californica Thomas Magarian 2015-12-12 Navarro Winery, Mendocino County, California, Mendocino (United States) (80 m) call -

Recording amplified.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

355525
xeno-canto.org
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