This is a Mexican Bluejay I was very lucky to caputre at Madera Canyon in AZ.
Taken with my Canon Powershot S5is
100 views as of 9/13/10
Featured in Songbirds of North America on 6/18/10
The “blue jay” of dry Western lowlands, the Western Scrub-Jay combines deep azure blue with dusty gray-brown and white. The rounded, crestless head immediately sets it apart from Blue Jays and Steller’s Jays. These birds are a fixture of dry shrublands, oak woodlands, and pinyon pine-juniper forests, as well as conspicuous visitors to backyards.