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Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica

Recent colonist in low-elevation King and Kitsap Counties where now locally uncommon and increasing. Breeding confirmed so far only in King County, beginning with nest in Enumclaw in 1994, followed in 1999 by pair attending fledgling near Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle. At least four other nesting pairs in city since close of atlas period. All nesting records to date have come from relatively open residential neighborhoods.

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