Ardea (Grus) Japonensis
Statius Müller, 1776,
Subspecies status formerly suggested for mainland and Japanese breeding populations, based on differences in vocalization patterns; some variation between these populations in morphology, coloration and egg size, but preliminary DNA analysis has shown no significant genetic distinction. Monotypic.
Resident on Hokkaido, in N Japan; breeds also in NE China and in adjacent extreme E Mongolia#R and SE Russia. Winters in Korea and in and around Jiangsu, in CE China.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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