Sarus Crane

Sarus Crane Antigone antigone is unmistakable, the tallest of the cranes, mainly grey with naked red head and upper neck and smooth, greenish crown and ear patch. Legs and feet pink. Shrinking range is mainly in India, with other groups in Southeast Asia and Australia; sharpii has been extirpated from southern Yunnan. — Craig Brelsford

THE CRANES OF CHINA has research on all nine species in the family Gruidae in China. Click any link below:

Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus
Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
White-naped Crane A. vipio
Sarus Crane A. antigone
Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo
Red-crowned Crane G. japonensis
Common Crane G. grus
Hooded Crane G. monacha
Black-necked Crane G. nigricollis


Daniel Bengtsson served as chief ornithological consultant for Craig Brelsford’s Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of China, from which this species description is drawn.

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