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
Turkestan Ground-Jay.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Podoces
P. panderi
Binomial name
Podoces panderi


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