Of the 15 species of crane in the world, six of them have a color in part of the name: black, grey, white, red, or blue. This Crane Week we've added four new crane coloring pages to our free downloads collection. You can get creative with our new... Read more »
Red-crowned Cranes are large cranes that live across parts of Asia. They are also known as Japanese Cranes.
Red-crowned Cranes are named for the red patch of bare skin they have at the crown, which becomes a brighter red during breeding season. Their plumage is white with black secondary wing feathers. When standing, these long wing feathers make it look like the crane has a black tail, when in fact the tail is white.
Details & Statistics
The Red-crowned Crane is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2013 by BirdLife International. This species is classified as Endangered because it has a very small population, and although the population in Japan is stable, the mainland Asian population continues to decline owing to loss and degradation of wetlands through conversion to agriculture and industrial development.
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This week we're celebrating the world's cranes! Crane Week highlights the 15 species of crane found around the world. Today's post is a feature on one of the most endangered species: the Red-crowned Crane. The Red-crowned Crane is named for the... Read more »