Jul 2, 2012

Manchurian Crane (Grus japonensis)


Did you know?

That the Manchurian Crane form breeding pairs for life and return to the same nest year after year? They use elaborate dances for courting and communication between each other.

The Grus japonensis have bright white body. The neck feathers, wings and forehead are black. The crown is covered with red bare skin. Manchurian cranes have a long beak that is olive-green or grayish green. They also have long, black legs.

Males and females are similar in appearance, although males tend to be slightly larger in size. They are about 1.5 m high, with an average of 7-10 kg and a wingspan of about 2.5 m.

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