French: Grue moine German: Mönchskranich Spanish: Grulla monje
Hokkaido and Korea.
91–100 cm; male 3280–4870 g, female 3400–3740 g; wingspan 160–180 cm. Grey body; head white except for “hood” of bare red skin above eye... read more
Loud, rolling and high-pitched calls.
In breeding range, occupies isolated bogs and higher altitude forested wetlands, e.g. of larch (... read more
Food and feeding
In breeding areas, feeds on aquatic plants, berries, insects, frogs and salamanders. In winter, rhizomes, seeds and grains; artificial... read more
Spring breeder; eggs laid in late Apr or early May. Nest constructed of damp moss, peat, sedge stalks and leaves, and branches of larch and... read more
Migrates through NE China, where noticeable concentrations recorded at Beidahe, Hebei. The... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES I. The breeding range extends across south-central and south-eastern Siberia, Russia. More recently (early 1990s) discovered breeding, in... read more
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