Photo of the week: Florida Scrub-Jay

11/4/2013 | 0

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Florida Scrub-Jay ©2013 Myrna Erler-Bradshaw

Gallery member Myrna Erler-Bradshaw shot this engaging close-up of a Florida Scrub-Jay at Citrus Wildlife Management Area, a nearly 50,000-acre protected area in central Florida. She used a Canon 50D and a 100-400mm lens and posted the photo to our U.S. and Canada Gallery.

Florida Scrub-Jay is one of 15 bird species endemic to the continental United States and the only endemic in Florida. It is found in scrub and shrubby flatwoods. Due to habitat loss and a declining population, it is listed as Vulnerable by BirdLife International and as Threatened by the federal government.


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