Animals Birds

Animals Birds

Red-crowned Crane


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Grus japonensis
PROFILE:

Red-crowned cranes are the second rarest crane species in the world. They are especially good at communicating with each other. Courting consists of a dance using behaviors such as head bobbing, bowing, and leaping. Vocalizations are used for courtship, communicating their location, and signaling distress. Aggression is conveyed by inflating the “red cap” on the top of their heads.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
bird, gruiformes (cranes, rails, and relatives)
NATIVE TO:
China, Japan, Korea, and eastern Russia
CONSERVATION STATUS:
At Serious Risk
DIET:
omnivore
LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Wild - up to 30 years; zoos - up to 60 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
monogamous within flocks
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