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Mongolian Ground Jay (Podoces hendersoni) - Хулан жороо (16566349299)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Cladus: Avemetatarsalia
Cladus: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauriformes
Cladus: Dracohors
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Eusaurischia
Subordo: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Cladus: Averostra
Cladus: Tetanurae
Cladus: Avetheropoda
Cladus: Coelurosauria
Cladus: Tyrannoraptora
Cladus: Maniraptoromorpha
Cladus: Maniraptoriformes
Cladus: Maniraptora
Cladus: Pennaraptora
Cladus: Paraves
Cladus: Eumaniraptora
Cladus: Avialae
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Cladus: Neoaves
Cladus: Telluraves
Cladus: Australaves
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Infraordo: Corvida
Superfamilia: Corvoidea

Familia: Corvidae
Genus: Podoces
Species: Podoces hendersoni

Podoces hendersoni Hume, 1871

Ibis p. 408

Vernacular names

The Mongolian ground jay (Podoces hendersoni) or Henderson's ground jay, is a species of bird in the family Corvidae.


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.

It is found in arid areas of Central Asia (Mongolia, northern China and adjacent areas of Russia and Kazakhstan).

Females spend more time foraging and the males spend more time brooding the chicks at the start of the nesting period. The main diet of the nestling Mongolian ground jay consists of common lizards, toad-headed agama, and invertebrates. It is proposed that Mongolian ground jays feed their chicks based on the availability of their food rather than in relation to the stage of the chicks development. [2]

BirdLife International (2016). "Podoces hendersoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22705883A94039716. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22705883A94039716.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
Dashnyam, Batsuuri; Delgerzaya, Delgerjargal; Gankhuyag, Purev-Ochir; Amarkhuu, Gungaa (2020-05-03). "Nesting Behavior of the Mongolian Ground Jay ( Podoces hendersoni ) in the Gobi Desert of Southern Mongolia". Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences. 18 (1): 41–46. ISSN 2225-4994.

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