Scrub Jay With Acorn
Photograph - Photograph
A Florida scrub jay with small acorn in its beak, photographed at Volusia County's Lyonia Preserve in Deltona, Florida.
This image has been featured in the following groups:
A Birding Group - Wings,
The 200 Club - photos with over 200 views up to 500
& Wild Birds Of The World
The Florida scrub-jay is the only species of bird restricted entirely to Florida. It is dependent on scrub habitat with particular characteristics dependent on periodic wildfires. Optimal habitat consists of palmetto scrub with scattered oaks from one to three meters high and some unvegetative, sandy openings. They can also live in scrubby flatwoods if the pine canopy is open. Aphelocoma coerulescens is considered imperiled due to wildfire supression allowing excessive plant growth in what was naturally scrub and loss of habitat from development.
(Subject description from the artist's Wild Florida Photo website www.wildflphoto.com)
January 20th, 2014
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