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Chinese Birds 2011, 2(1) 59-62 DOI:   10.5122/cbirds.2011.0007  ISSN: 1674-7674 CN: 11-5870/Q

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Keywords
Xinjiang Ground Jay
breeding ecology
population size
conservation
Taklimakan Desert
Authors
Ming MA
PubMed
Article by Ming MA

Status of the Xinjiang Ground Jay: population, breeding ecology and conservation

Ming MA*

Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, China

Abstract

The Xinjiang Ground Jay (Podoces biddulphi) is a bird species endemic to China. It has a restricted range, living only in the Taklimakan Desert, southern part of Xinjiang. So far, little information has been known of the status and ecology of the bird in the world. Since 1988, I have been taking field investigations on the distribution, population size and breeding ecology of the Xinjiang Ground Jay in the desert. In this thesis, the desertification in relation to the eastward expansion of the ground jays was discussed.

Keywords Xinjiang Ground Jay   breeding ecology   population size   conservation   Taklimakan Desert  
Received 2010-10-08 Revised 2010-12-20 Online:  
DOI: 10.5122/cbirds.2011.0007
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Email: maming@ms.xjb.ac.cn
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