White-naped Crane

(Grus Vipio)

Appearance: - The White-naped Crane is a large Crane with a grey plumage, white on the crown which extends all the way down the back of its long neck, a white throat, large bare red patch around the eye, long pointed greenish-yellow beak, black, white, and grey wings, and long pinkish legs and toes. Both sexes are alike.

Size: - Typical Adult is 112-125cm (44-49in) tall.

Food: - Grasses, sedges, roots, rice grain, fruit, insects, worms, amphibians, and small mammals.

Habitat/Range: - Wetlands, marshes, lakes, and farmland in northeastern Mongolia, northeastern China, and southeastern Russia. Wintering in China, Korea, and Japan.

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Breeding Habitat/Resident,    Migration or Winter Area.

Breeding Season: - April to May.

Eggs: - 1 to 2 (olive-green colour).

Notes: - The White-naped Crane usually pair for life and will seek each other out in the breeding grounds. As with other Cranes it has an elaborate courtship dance involving leaping and dancing. It is listed as 'Vulnerable' due to loss of habitat and hunting.

Conservation status (IUCN 3.1):

Classification: - Family: Gruidae,
Genus: Grus.

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