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Category:Podoces - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Podoces


Four species of Ground-Jays from Asia. They have relatively long legs and run very well. They also tend to hold their body in a horizontal posture.


Podoces is a genus in the family Corvidae.
The Tibetan Ground-Jay was usually included in this genus. New research has shown that this species is in fact a tit.
The Piapiac seems to be closely related to this group.

Genus Podoces viewedit
P. hendersoni Mongolian Ground Jay
P. biddulphi Xinjiang Ground Jay
P. panderi Turkestan Ground Jay
P. pleskei Pleske's Ground Jay


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507

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Pages in category ‘Podoces’

The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total.