French: Podoce de Henderson German: Mongolenhäher Spanish: Arrendajo terrestre mongol
Other common names:
A. O. Hume
no locality = between Sanju and Koshtak, Xinjiang, China
SC Russia (Tuva) and W & S Mongolia S to NW & N China (S to Tien Shan, E to NE Qinghai, N Gansu, W Inner Mongolia and Ningxia).
28 cm; 104–140 g. Beautifully patterned little corvid with gently decurved bill, slightly ruffled rear crown, and rather long uppertail-coverts concealing basal half of... read more
Hardly studied. Calls include harsh penetrating whistle, and a sound likened to the "clack-... read more
Flat extensive stony or gravel desert or semi-desert with scattered bushes, e.g. peashrub (... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous. Food during breeding season mainly insects, especially beetles (Coleoptera), and even small lizards recorded; at other times... read more
Few nests found. Eggs laid late Mar in W Xinjiang (Kashi) and early Apr in Inner Mongolia (Junggar basin), in China, and late Apr to early... read more
Sedentary, as far as is known. Vagrant to Kazakhstan, with single reliable record in Oct 1962.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon. In Mongolia not rare, but thinly spread over Gobi desert and in semi-deserts farther north. In China, population studies... read more
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