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White-naped Crane

(engl: White Naped Crane)

Powerful voice

Cranes have an unusually long trachea, which can measure up to 1.30m. In the area of ​​the sternum it is folded up several times. Thanks to this anatomical feature, the birds can be very loud. The blaring trumpet is used for communication and group cohesion.

Beak show

The type of beak indicates the habitat of each species. Cranes with long bills prefer moist locations. They can easily pick their prey out of the water. Short-billed species usually live in dry areas.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Weißnackenkranich
Verbreitungsgebiet: Weißnackenkranich
Wissenschaftl. Name Grus vipio
Ordnung Crane Family
Familie Gruidae
Größe bis 130 cm
Gewicht bis 6,5 kg
Fortpflanzung 3-5 Eier, Brutdauer ca. 29 Tage
Verbreitung NO-China, Northeast Mongolia
Lebensraum wetlands
Nahrung vegetable and animal food, To raise young frogs, young birds and mice
Bestand endangered