581. Podoces biddulphi

581. WHITE-TAILED GROUND-CHOUGH.
PODOCES BIDDULPHI.
Podoces biddulphi, Hume, Str. Feath. 1874, p. 503 ; Sharpe. Cat. B. Br. Mus. iii. p. 151 ; Gould, B. of Asia, v. pl. 60 ; Sharpe, Second Yark. Miss. p. 22, pl. iv.
Male ad. (Turkestan). Differs from P. hendersoni in having the sides of the throat glossy black, the middle of the throat intermixed white and black, the secondaries tipped with white and the tail white, the shafts of the feathers, and a line down the middle of the middle ones deep black ; bill and legs black ; iris brown. Culmen 1.85, wing 6.1, tail 4.3, tarsus .81 inch. Sexes alike.
Hab. Eastern Turkestan.
In habits this species resembles P. panderi, and is wild and wary. Its flight like that of its congeners is heavy, flapping, undulating, something like that of a Woodpecker. Its nest and eggs are as yet unknown.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
581. Podoces biddulphi
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
581
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
408
Common name: 
White Tailed Ground Chough
M_ID: 
20475
M_CN: 
Biddulph's Ground Jay
M_SN: 
Podoces biddulphi
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
11106

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