Great White Crane

This species breeds in arctic Russia in Yakutia and western Siberia. It is a long distance migrant. The eastern population winters on the Yangtze River and Lake Poyang in China, the central population at Keoladeo National Park, India , and the western population in Fereydoon Kenar in Iran. It breeds and winters in wetlands, where it feeds on the shoots, roots and tubers of aquatic plants.

The Great White Crane is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

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Order : Gruiformes
Family : Gruidae
Genus : Grus
Species : leucogeranus
Authority : Pallas, 1773