AnAge entry for Aphelocoma coerulescens

Classification (HAGRID: 01485)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Passeriformes
                Family: Corvidae
                    Genus: Aphelocoma
Species
Aphelocoma coerulescens
Common name
Scrub jay
Synonyms
Aphelocoma coerulescens coerulescens

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
15 years (wild)
Source
ref. 427
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Even though these animals may reach sexual maturity at age one, they normally do not breed until their second year [0437]. One 25-year study in the wild found evidence of increased mortality with age [0412].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Incubation
17 days
Clutch size
4 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
4.2 g
Adult weight
78.7 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.335 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 179693
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 39617
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