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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.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Mandschurenkranich
Verbreitungsgebiet: Mandschurenkranich
Wissenschaftl. Name Grus japonensis
Ordnung Crane Family
Familie Gruidae
Größe ca. 150 cm
Gewicht ca. 7 kg
Fortpflanzung meist 2 Eier, Brutdauer 29-34 Tage
Verbreitung Japan, eastern China
Lebensraum swamps, Meadow, shore, forest edges
Nahrung small vertebrates, larger insects, aquatic plant, Grass
Bestand endangered