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Turkestan ground jay

Turkestan ground jay
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Podoces
P. panderi
Binomial name
Podoces panderi

The Turkestan ground jay,[2] grey ground jay or Pander's ground-jay (Podoces panderi) is a species of bird in the crow and jay family, Corvidae. It is found in central Asia, particularly Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. More specifically, they tend to be found in Astragalus, Calligonum and southern Salsola vegetation zones.[3] It is closely related to the Iranian ground jay. Its natural habitat is sandy desert with low shrub cover. It also forages around human settlements and roads.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Podoces panderi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22705893A94040127. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22705893A94040127.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ Gill, F.; D. Donsker, eds. (2009). "IOC World Bird Names (version 2.3)". Retrieved 27 February 2010.
  3. ^ Burnside, Robert J.; Brighten, Alex L.; Collar, Nigel J.; Soldatov, Valentin; Koshkin, Maxim; Dolman, Paul M.; Ten, Anna (2020-10-01). "Breeding productivity, nest-site selection and conservation needs of the endemic Turkestan Ground-jay Podoces panderi". Journal of Ornithology. 161 (4): 1175–1183. doi:10.1007/s10336-020-01790-9. hdl:2164/18889. ISSN 2193-7206.

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Turkestan ground jay
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