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.
Hooded Cranes are considered Vulnerable to extinction as of March 2015. The global population is estimated to be under 12,000 individuals with a decreasing trend. The species faces threats from los of wetland breeding habitat and loss of wintering habitat due to development. Pollution and pesticides are other threats facing the species.