Pander's Ground Jay

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Pander's Ground Jay[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Podoces
Species: P. panderi
Binomial name
Podoces panderi
Fischer, 1821

The Pander's Ground Jay, 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.


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