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White-naped Crane

Grus vipio


This large crane is identifiable by the large circle of bare, red skin around each eye. It stands out from the slate-grey feathers that cover most of the body, and the white throat and white stripe running from the crown to the nape of the neck. The legs are long and pinkish in color.


During the breeding season, the white-naped crane is found in wetlands along river valleys, grassy marshes, wet sedge meadows, and on islands of steppe lakes with reed beds. In autumn, they feed in dry areas in river valleys and wheat fields in Russia and Mongolia. In winter, its habitat consists of freshwater lakes, farmland, and sometimes coastal flats.

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Japanese White-naped Crane
Grus vipio Japanese White-naped Crane

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YorkieSutaryo 9 years ago

Thanks for the ID Avinash :D
N yeah dont worry i saw it in a zoo :)

Avinash Hindupur
Avinash Hindupur 9 years ago

I hope you saw this is zoo or a bird sanctuary, else inform the authorities so that they can take some care of these species, their status is vulnerable!

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日野市 (Hino), 関東 (Kanto Region), Japan

Spotted on Jan 31, 2012
Submitted on Feb 5, 2012

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