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Woodhouse's jay        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Formerly considered an inland race of the western scrub jay, Woodhouse's jays were recently deemed distinct enough to merit status as a separate species   They are somewhat smaller-billed and have a more subdued color pattern, looking somewhat 'faded' compared to western scrub jays.   These were photographed on Mt. Hopkins in the Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona, and in Utah.

  • Canon 7D2; 800 mm IS lens plus 1.4X converter, fill-in flash (2016, 2020)