Henderson's ground jay

The Henderson's ground jay or Mongolian ground jay (Podoces hendersoni) is a species of bird in the family Corvidae. It is found in arid areas of Central Asia (Mongolia, northern China and adjacent areas of Russia and Kazakhstan).

Henderson's ground jay
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Podoces
P. hendersoni
Binomial name
Podoces hendersoni
Hume, 1871

The bird is light tan with iridescent blue on its primary feathers. It has a long, curved beak and a black stripe on its forehead.


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