Grus leucogeranus individuals are monogamous. Courtship and pair bonding includes singing, known as unison calling, and dancing. Unison calling is a. Formerly placed in genus Grus; or in Bugeranus together with B. carunculatus on basis of morphological and behavioural similarities, but molecular evidence. Criteria: A3bcd Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria. Justification of Red List category. This long-lived crane qualifies as.

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Leucogeranus leucogeranus (Siberian Crane) – Avibase

Leucogeranus Bonaparte Siberian cranes have been known to live at least sixty-two years lwucogeranus captivity. Cranes are gregarious outside the breeding season, but separate for the breeding season. The characteristic mating dances of Siberian cranes have inspired many cultures and been incorporated into their own dances. Arctic west and east-central Siberia, possibly extreme north-west Russia. There are a few ways by which you can help the development of this page, such as joining the Flickr group for photos or providing translations of the site in addition languages.

The distribution and specialised habitat requirements of this crane make it very susceptible to habitat loss and exploitation.

Siberian White Crane

It has been noted that these cranes are more vocally active in the afternoon rather than the morning, trus possibly well into the evening during roosting. Vegetation is made up mostly of grasses, the height and species diversity of which depend largely on the amount of moisture available. Their success in breeding may further be hampered by disturbance from reindeer and sometimes dogs that accompany reindeer herders. Siberian cranes use both visual and vocal displays in their pair bonding displays.


Habitat Wetlands Wild population Western subpopulation: For Siberian natives — Yakuts and Yukaghirs – the white crane is a sacred bird associated with sun, spring and kind celestial spirits ajyy. Incubation takes about 29 days.

Juveniles gradually increase self-foraging during winter. On the breeding grounds, feed while wading but also seek berries and animal foods on dry hillocks and grassy tundra. Johnsgard, ; Walkinshaw, The breeding area of the Siberian crane formerly extended between the Urals and Ob river south to the Ishim and Tobol rivers and east to the Kolyma region.

Food lecuogeranus feeding Omnivorous.

The Siberian crane Leucogeranus leucogeranusalso known as the Siberian white crane or the snow craneis a bird of the family Gruidae, the cranes. The male stands guard nearby. Expert fishers; they will leucoteranus and dart their bills to catch fish in a small pond.

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These magnificent birds are also hrus or trapped for food or as pets. Their voices are said to be flute-like tones that float down like music from the sky. Both eggs hatch but only one chick typically survives and is raised.


Leucogeranus Siberian crane L. Second year summer pink-brown. In small groups, they fly to a post-roosting staging area, and preen more; cranes may gather at such a site from several roost sites.

Siberian crane

B Hindcrown and nape feathers are slightly elongated, and pointed. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Leucogeransu birds are also recorded in Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.

See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome. First captive breeding at ICF in Translate Avibase is also available in the following languages: They also swallow pebbles and grit to aid in crushing food in their crop. World Bird List Version 7.

In Russia, more omnivorous, including small rodents such as lemmings Lemmus obensis and voles Microtus gregalisMicrotus oeconomus and Microtus hyperborusalso small fish, lizards and frogs reported, as well as grasses, seeds, buds and roots of various plants. Coniferous or boreal forest, located in a band across northern North America, Europe, and Asia.

At night, Siberian cranes rest on one leg while the head is tucked under the shoulder. Majestic Siberian cranes have been described as poetry in motion because of their slow and deliberate movements.