Harteman Wildfowl, presented by Jan Harteman

Black-necked crane

Grus nigricollis

Zwarthalskraanvogel

This species is classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN because it has a single small population that is in decline owing to the loss and degradation of wetlands, and changing agricultural practices in both its breeding and wintering grounds. However, the population has apparently increased in recent years, and if these increases prove to be genuine and sustained then downlisting to a lower threat category may be appropriate.

Black-necked cranes are native to Bhutan, China, India and Vietnam. The global population is estimated at c.10,070-10,970 individuals in total, probably including c.6,600 mature individuals (J. Harris in litt. 2012).

 

In avicultural collections and zoological institutions the experience is these cranes are more diffucult to breed, as male and female are not easy to pair. Artificial insemination by these cranes is one of the solutions to fertilize. 


More information: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/106002797/0

 

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Grus nigricollis

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