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(engl: Red-crowned Crane)


The heavyweight among cranes. As a migratory bird, they travel long distances from hibernation to breeding grounds. On their long journey, the large flocks occasionally meet at certain resting places. While breeding, couples have their own territory and are extremely territorially. 

Lovers Dance 

Cranes like to "dance" for their lives. During mating season, complicated courtship dances are observed. At the same time, the birds bow to each other, jump into the air with their wings spread, and make pirouettes. These dance performances can take up to four hours.

Mandschurenkranich, Foto: Helmut Mägdefrau
Mandschurenkranich, Foto: Helmut Mägdefrau
Verbreitungsgebiet: Mandschurenkranich
Verbreitungsgebiet: Mandschurenkranich
Scientific Surname Grus japonensis
Order Crane Family
Family Gruidae
Size 150 cm
Weight 7 kg
Reproduction breeding period: 29-34 days, 2 eggs
Distribution Japan, eastern China
Habitat swamps, Meadow, shore, forest edges
Food small vertebrates, larger insects, aquatic plant, Grass
Livestock endangered