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Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay - Aphelocoma woodhouseii
Other Names:  Western Scrub-Jay, Aphelocoma californica

Accidental Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS: MBTA
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Copyright by: The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, all rights reserved.
 
General Description
A year-round resident of the northern Pacific Coast and inland throughout eastern California, Nevada, south-central Idaho, southwestern Wyoming, Utah, western and central Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and central Texas where it is closely tied to oak and pinyon-juniper habitats (Sibley 2014). In Montana, this species has one record over the past decade (Montana Bird Distribution Committee 2012).

For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.

Species Range
Accidental

Western Hemisphere Range

 


Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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Relative Density

Recency

Breeding
(direct evidence "B")


Breeding
(indirect evidence "b")


No evidence of Breeding
(transient "t")


Overwintering
(regular observations "W")


Overwintering
(at least one obs. "w")



 

(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



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