588. Garrulus brandti

588. BRANDT’S JAY.
GARRULUS BRANDTI.
Garrulus brandti, Eversm. Add. Pall. Zoogr. iii. p. 8 (1843) ; Dresser, iv. p. 487, pl. 255 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. iii. p. 96 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 509.
Borovaya-soika, Rousha, Buss. ; Urman-soeskan, Bashkir ; Miyama-kakesu, Japanese.
Male ad. (Ural). Differs from G. glandarius in having the head, face, and nape rich rufous, the back much greyer, the moustachial stripe much larger, the black on the face extending almost round the eye, and the feathers on the crown have a central black line ; beak blackish brown ; legs dull greyish brown ; iris bluish red or violet-brown. Culmen 1.1, wing 6.9, tail 6.2, tarsus 1.55 inch.
Hab. The Ural range and the Caucasus, east through the Altai, Siberia, and Manchuria to Corea, Japan, and northern China. In general habits this species does not differ from G. glandarius. Its nest is described as being placed in a pine-tree and constructed of dry birch-twigs and lined with fine grass¬roots. Its eggs closely resemble those of G. glandarius, but are glossier in texture of shell, and the markings are as a rule finer.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
588. Garrulus brandti
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
588
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
413
Common name: 
Brandt’s Jay
M_ID: 
20368
M_SN: 
Garrulus glandarius brandtii
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10081

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