Pander's ground jay

The Pander's ground jay,[2] grey ground jay or Turkestan 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. It is closely related to the Persian ground-jay of Iran. Its natural habitat is sandy desert with low shrub cover. It also forages around human settlements and roads.

Pander's ground jay
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Podoces
P. panderi
Binomial name
Podoces panderi
Fischer von Waldheim, 1821


  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Podoces panderi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. Gill, F.; D. Donsker, eds. (2009). "IOC World Bird Names (version 2.3)". Retrieved 27 February 2010.

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