Red-crowned Crane – Natural Bird Sound

Red-crowned Crane – Natural Bird Sound

The red-crowned crane, also called the Manchurian crane or Japanese crane, is a large East Asian crane among the rarest cranes in the world.

In some parts of its range, it is known as a symbol of luck, longevity, and fidelity.

Iris brown. The beak is long, grey-green with a yellow tip. Feet long and black. The average lifespan is 50-60 years old, which is a rare long-lived bird, so the ancients regarded it as a symbol of longevity.

The body length is 130 cm to 160 cm. Male and female are similar. Whole body is generally white. The top of the head is bare without feathers, red, the forehead, cheeks, throat, neck, and eyes are black at first, and the ear feathers behind the eyes have a wide leucorrhea extending to the occiput. The primary and tail feathers are white, and the secondary and long drooping tertiary feathers are black.

The fledgling feathers are yellow-brown, and the neck and shoulders are creamy white. Iris brown. Mouth and feet flesh-colored.

Russia, China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula and other regions.

Video Source: 丹頂鶴-育雛/Red-crowned Crane–Feeding chick from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube  CC BY