592. Garrulus japonicus

592. JAPANESE JAY.
GARRULUS JAPONICUS.
Garrulus japonicus, Temm, and Schlegel, Faun. Jap. Aves. p. 83, pl. 43 (1850) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. iii, p. 95.
Kakesu, Japanese.
ad. (Japan). Differs from G. glandarius in being considerably smaller, in having the upper parts darker, the. black on the face extending all round the eye, and the crest is white, each feather having a broad black central line. Culmen 1.25, wing 6.3, tail 5.9, tarsus 1.5 inch.
Hab. Japan, south of the straits of Tsugaru. In its general habits it does not differ from G. glandarius and its nest and eggs resemble those of that species. It usually builds on a pine or cryptomeria tree about 15 feet from the ground, and deposits its eggs in May and June. Garrulus bispecularis Vigors, which inhabits the Himalayas, probably occurs in Tibet, and its near ally G. sinensis Swinhoe, which inhabits China, is said to have occurred once in Japan.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
592. Garrulus japonicus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
592
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
415
Common name: 
Japanese Jay
M_ID: 
20371
M_SN: 
Garrulus glandarius japonicus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10431

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