Help is here, Florida scrub-jay group members pitch in to help parents guard and feed chicks in the nest. In fact, male helpers are so dedicated to the role that they defer breeding until they have established their own territory. Cooperation is also the name of the game when it comes to foraging, as birds take turns scanning for predators while the rest of the group searches out arthropods, acorns and small vertebrates and virtually anything edible. But faces with with serious threats in the form of habitat loss and degradation, the species as a whole still needs all the help it can get
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