The White-naped Crane is an Asian species of crane. Its breeding range extends from northeastern Mongolia across to southeastern Russia. Winters are spent in the DMZ, China, and Japan.
The White-naped Crane has a mostly grey plumage, with a bare red face. The species is named for its white nape; white feathers also cover the back of the head and throat. They are the only species of crane to have pinkish legs.
White-naped Cranes are considered Vulnerable to Extinction by the IUCN as of March 2015. The total population is estimated to be fewer than 6500 birds, with a decreasing trend. They face threats from loss of wetland habitat and other factors, including pollution and use of pesticides.
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