580. Podoces sendersoni

580. HENDERSON’S GROUND-CHOUGH.
PODOCES SENDERSONI.
Podoces hendersoni, Hume, Ibis, 1871, p. 408 ; id. Lahore to Yark. p. 244, pl. 22 ; Gould, B. of Asia, v. pl. 61 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. iii. p. 151 ; Bianchi and Berezovski, Ptitz. Gansu, &c. p. 123.
Kil-yurgha, Kum-saghizghani, Kum tuche,Turki ; Holo-goro, Mongol.
Male ad. (Yarkand). Upper parts warm rufous isabelline, paler on the upper tail-coverts ; under parts pale isabelline, nearly white on the chin, throat, and lower abdomen ; crown and nape, wings and tail glossy purplish black ; primaries white except at the base and on the terminal portion which are purplish black ; bill and legs black ; iris brown. Culmen 1.75, wing 5.75, tail 4.3, tarsus 1.79 inch. Sexes alike.
Hab, Yarkand, Mongolia, the Gobi Desert, and Northern Tibet.
It inhabits desert plains and resembles P. panderi in its general habits, and likewise feeds on insects and seeds of various kinds. So far as I can ascertain its nest and eggs are as yet unknown, but it is said to breed in May and June.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
580. Podoces sendersoni
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
580
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
408
Common name: 
Henderson’s Ground Chough
M_ID: 
20474
M_CN: 
Henderson's Ground Jay
M_SN: 
Podoces hendersoni
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10342

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