Black-necked crane

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Black-necked crane
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Black-necked crane ( Grus nigricollis )

Class : Birds (aves)
Order : Crane birds (Gruiformes)
Family : Common crane (Gruidae)
Subfamily : Common cranes (Gruinae)
Genre : Grus
Type : Black-necked crane
Scientific name
Grus nigricollis
Przewalski , 1876

The 120 cm long black-necked crane ( Grus nigricollis ) is a large white-gray bird with a black head and upper neck. The head has a white posterior eye spot and a red apex spot. The arm and hand wings are colored black.

This crane breeds mainly in the highlands of Tibet , but also in Ladakh in India . He winters in lower areas in China and Bhutan .

The population is estimated at 5600 to 6000 animals. The species is protected by law in India, China and Bhutan.

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