The Hooded Crane is a small species of crane found across parts of Asia. They breed in parts of Mongolia and Siberia and spend the winters in Japan, South Korea, and China.
Hooded Cranes eat a varied diet that includes plants and their berries, insects, salamanders, and frogs. They consume a higher percentage of plant materials in the winter, including waste grains and rice, as well as seeds.
Details & Statistics
The Hooded Crane is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This crane has a small population, restricted to fewer than ten wintering sites whose combined area is small. It has declined at the majority of these wintering sites. Given the substantial threats to its habitat, it is likely to continue declining in the near future. Owing to these factors it is listed as Vulnerable.