587. Garrulus minor

587. AFRICAN JAY.
GARRULUS MINOR.
Garrulus minor, Verreaux, Rev. and Mag. de Zool. 1857, p. 439, pl. xiv ; Dresser, ix. p. 247 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. iii. p. 96.
Djirire, Arab. ; Derraz, Moorish.
Male ad. (Algeria). Differs from G. glandarius n being smaller, in having the head and neck vinous red, the back grey, and the feathers on the crown considerably blacker ; beak blackish brown ; legs light reddish brown ; iris pale blue. Culmen 1.1, wing 6.8, tail 6.0, tarsus 1.65 inch.
Hab. Algeria.
I find nothing on record respecting the habits and nidification of this species, but it probably does not appreciably differ therein from G, glandarius.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
587. Garrulus minor
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
587
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
412
Common name: 
African Jay
M_ID: 
20360
M_SN: 
Garrulus glandarius minor
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
9943

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