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Recent research has suggested that Western Scrub-Jays, along with several other corvids, are among the most intelligent of animals. The brain-to-body mass ratio of adult Scrub Jays is dwarfed only by that of humans. Scrub Jays are also the only non-primate shown to plan ahead for the future, which was previously thought of as a uniquely human trait. Other studies have shown that they can remember locations of over 200 food caches, as well as the food item in each cache and its rate of decay.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Aphelocoma
Species: A. californica

Western Scrub-Jay….Sherwood, Oregon
Dedicated to all who love birds.

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  • Babcia
    Babciaabout 3 years ago

    What a GREAT capture!

  • ©FoxfireGallery / FloorOne Photography
    ©FoxfireGaller...about 3 years ago

    Wonderful close up shot of Mr greedy guts…lol

    Yes, your editorial is absolutely right, but the Scrub Jays are not the only specie who think ahead, Maybe I will write a small Journal on Cognative Enthology, showing the fantastic inner world of animals

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterabout 3 years ago

    Oh my goodness! Coild that beak open any wider??? Great catch Gena!

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterabout 3 years ago

    I meant could…..of course….

  • vigor
    vigorabout 3 years ago

    Holy cow, what a shot you got here!!! Really great!

  • Eileen McVey
    Eileen McVeyabout 3 years ago

    This is a great shot…caught perfectly.

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 3 years ago

    Sounds like someone I know! Superb artwork Gena :o) xx

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartabout 3 years ago

    Splendid very beautiful work

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 3 years ago

    WOW! Awesome capture!!

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