Yokohama, Honshu, Japan.
Until recently included in C. ciconia, but the two are now universally accepted as distinct species. Monotypic.
Breeds in SE Siberia (Chita, Khabarovsk, Amur, Jewish Autonomous Region and Primorye) and in parts of NE China (Heilongjiang, Jilin and Inner Mongolia)#R; winters mainly in S & SE China (but wide scatter of records across C & SW China, S and W to Yunnan and Sichuan)#R, with a few in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Formerly bred in Japan (until 1960s) and Korea (until 1977 or later in N, 1971 in S)#R. A summer vagrant in E Mongolia.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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