586. Garrulus hyrcanus

586. PERSIAN JAY.
GARRULUS HYRCANUS.
Garrulus hyrcanus, Blanf. Ibis, 1873, p. 225 ; id. E. Persia, p. 265, pl. xviii ; Dresser, ix. p. 245, pl. 686 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. iii. p. 94.
Soika, Russ. ; Kagno-Agraw, Armen. ; Balut-Khor, Persian.
Male ad. (Persia). General colour above rufescent vinaceous, the feathers on the crown black, margined with rufescent vinaceous ; nasal bristles isabelline tipped with black ; wings and tail as in G. glandarius ; cheeks more rufous than in that species ; throat pale rufescent vinaceous ; rest of under parts deep vinous red, darker on the flanks ; the lower abdomen, vent, under tail-coverts, and thighs white ; beak, legs, and iris as in G. glandarius. Culmen 1.25, wing 6.5. tail 5.2, tarsus 1.6 inch. Female and young duller in colour.
Hab. Northern Persia, west to the Talysch lowlands in the Caucasus.
In habits and nidification this species does not differ from G. glandarius, and its eggs resemble those of that species but are as a rule slightly darker.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
586. Garrulus hyrcanus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
586
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
412
Common name: 
Persian Jay
M_ID: 
20367
M_SN: 
Garrulus glandarius hyrcanus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10631

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