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  • I’ve learned that the huge, short-tailed bird with the black neck is called a red-crowned crane.

    Memory Wall

  • Over 30 species of frog have been recorded from the Greater Blue Mountains Area including the giant barred frog Mixophyes iteratus (EN), booroolong frog Litoria booroolongensis (CR) and green & golden bell frog Litoria aurea (VU) plus the red-crowned toadlet Pseudophryne australis (VU) The invertebrate fauna is poorly known, but there are 120 species of butterflies and an estimated 4,000 species of moth.

    Greater Blue Mountains Area, Australia

  • A red-crowned kakariki has been spotted in bush on Maungatautari, south of Cambridge, sparking a flurry of interest from conservationists in the area.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • In the lower reaches of the river, red-crowned crane Grus japonensis (EN), hooded crane Grus monacha* (VU), oriental stork Ciconia boyciana (EN), black stork Ciconia nigra*, yellow-legged buttonquail Turnix tanki, Far Eastern curlew Numenius madagascariensis and grey-faced buzzard Butastur indicus* are present.

    Central Sikhote-Alin, Russian Federation

  • Japan also supports some important waterbird populations, including populations of the red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis, EN), resident on Hokkaido.

    Biological diversity in Japan

  • On Hokkaido, the wetlands favored by nesting red-crowned cranes continue to be lost to development, mainly agricultural expansion, river channelization, and road building.

    Biological diversity in Japan

  • This 467 km2 coastal strip includes saline grassland and intertidal mudflats and provides breeding habitat for an estimated 40 percent of the remaining world population of red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis).

    Yellow Sea saline meadow

  • The Endangered red-crowned, or Japanese crane (Grus japonensis) is considered a Natural National Monument.

    Hokkaido deciduous forests

  • The Hokkaido red-crowned cranes are resident year-round on the east coast of the island while the mainland populations of red-crowned cranes are migratory.

    Hokkaido deciduous forests

  • Habitat loss and degradation, in the form of continued agricultural and industrial development constitute the principal threats to red-crowned cranes in Hokkaido.

    Hokkaido deciduous forests


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