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A banded Florida Scrub-Jay in Indian River County.

According to the NRCS-USDA, “The male and female scrub-jays look alike to the human eye, but their plumage reflects colors in the ultraviolet spectrum, which birds see. In the UV spectrum males and females look very different.”

NRCS = Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA = United States Department of Agriculture

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