Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Corvidae — the gray jays.

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek περισωρεύω (perisoreuo, "I heap up all around")

Examples

  • Species found in Skuleskogen National Park within the nominated site include willow grouse Lagopus lagopus, Siberian jay Perisoreus infaustus and rustic bunting Emberiza rustica.

    Kvarken Archipelago High Coast, Finland and Sweden

  • Perisoreus obscurus, closely related to the common Canada jay, or "whiskey-Jack"

    Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

  • Some 13 of these are listed including lesser kestrel Falco naumanni (VU), Chinese grouse Bonasa sewerzovi (VU), Chinese monal Lophophorus lhuysii (VU), blue-eared pheasant Crossoptilon auritum, Sichuan jay Perisoreus imternigrans (VU), snowy-cheeked laughingthrush Garrulax sukatschewi (VU), rufus-headed robin Luscinia ruficeps (VU) and a subspecies of Tengmalm's owl Aegolius funereus beickianus which is endemic to the region.

    Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area, China

  • Common taiga birds are hazel grouse (Getrastes bonasia), capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus and T. parvirostris), the great grey owl (Strix nebulosa), hawk owl (Surnia ulula) and boreal owl (Aegolius funereus), the black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), northern three-toed woodpecker (Picoides tridactylus), Siberian jay (Perisoreus infaustus) and the nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes).

    Northeast Siberian taiga

  • Some 280 avifaunal species have been seen, including northern three-toed woodpecker Picoides tridactylus, white-tailed ptarmigan Lagopus leucurus, grey jay Perisoreus canadensis, mountain bluebird Sialia currucoides, Clark's nutcraker Nucifraga columbiana, golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, mountain chickadee Parus gambeli and rock pipit Anthus spinoletta).

    Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Canada

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