Japanese crane

The Red-crowned Crane , also called the Japanese Crane or Manchurian Crane, is a large crane and is the second rarest crane in the world .

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The Japanese crane is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

* Japanese Crane (Grus japonensis) from Cranes of the World (1983) by Paul Johnsgard Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia. More

The Japanese crane, also known as the red-crowned crane is sacred and seen as a symbol of fidelity, good luck, love and long life in the Orient (5). It is also the second rarest crane species in the world (6). These tall, graceful birds are mainly white in colour with black lower wings. In males, the cheeks, throat and neck are also black, whilst in females they are a pearly-grey (7). Adults have a bare patch of skin on the crown of the head, which is bright red in colour (7). More

The Japanese crane, also known as the red-crowned crane is sacred and seen as a symbol of fidelity, good luck, love and long life in the Orient. It is also the second rarest crane species in the world. These tall, graceful birds are mainly white in ... More

Japanese Cranes, Symbols of Peace = Sadako Sasaki, a Young Hiroshima Victim, Made Paper Cranes a Symbol of International Peace - Share Article | Jul 25, 2006 Rosemary Drisdelle Red-crowned Cranes are traditional symbols of peace and harmony. Sadako Sasaki, a young Hiroshima victim, made paper cranes an international peace symbol too. More

The Japanese crane, known for its slender, elegant figure, is a member of the crane family. It its considered to be most beautiful when it spreads open its long wings. In Japan, the Japanese crane, inhabits the eastern regions of the northern island of Hokkaido. After a drastic decrease in its numbers after World War II, various preservation efforts have led to a recovery of the Japanese crane population in recent years. More

as Japanese cranes are known to mate for life. Over time, the crane has also evolved as a favorite subject of the Japanese tradition of paper folding—origami—as children and adults attempt to master this art. Shortly after the end of World War II, the folded origami cranes came to symbolize a hope for peace through Sadako Sasaki and her unforgettable story of perseverance. More

The Japanese Crane is also rare, with efforts to breed more and build hatcheries being urged by specialty conservation organizations every year. The worlds of Asia and the Orient have absorbed the crane into their culture. The crane projects a charisma and mystique that has prompted artists, dancers, writers and philosophers to use their name and emblem as symbols inside their various myths. More

There are several places where you can observe Japanese Cranes in Eastern Hokkaido. Kushiro Japanese Crane Reserve In August 1958, The Japanese Crane Reserve opened with five Japanese Cranes in Tsuruoka, Kushiro, with the purpose to protect and breed the endangered Japanese Cranes. The ecology of the crane was unknown in early years. After 10 years of attempting to have the cranes reproduce, natural hatching succeeded. More

Japanese Crane is a vital symbol in Japan. Elegant, graceful, delicately beautiful, the crane has been a subject of Japanese arts and folk tales for centuries. But the Japanese crane ("Tancho," in Japanese, or "Grus japonensis" in scientificese) came dangerously close to extinction. Commonly seen throughout Japan until the end of the Edo period (1600-1867), the cranes began to disappear through the Meiji period (1868-1912). More

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Japanese Cranes breed in Siberia and the island of Hokkaido in Japan. They are the national symbol of Japan and are treated as honored guests by the farmers whose fields they feed in. These were photographed at the Akan-Cho Crane Refuge near Kushiro on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. Photo taken with a 300mm f4.0 EDAF lens on Kodachrome 200 film. More

Picture of Grus japonensis above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
Original source: Tanya Dewey, Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
Author: Tanya Dewey, Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
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Order : Gruiformes
Family : Gruidae
Genus : Grus
Species : japonensis
Authority : (Müller, 1776)
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