Grus nigricollis Przevalski, 1876 - Black-necked Crane

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).
 

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This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands of hilly areas at high altitudes (2,100m- 4,600m asl). It is an altitudinal migrant that inhabits alpine meadows of India (mainly in Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh) and China during its breeding season and for wintering, it nests over the river valleys of Bhutan and Nepal at low altitudes. This species has gone possibly extinct in Vietnam (BirdLife International 2017).

Conservation Status:
 

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population size estimated at approximately 6,800 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from breeding habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and the use of pesticides. Another major threat is illegal poaching of this species (BirdLife International 2001).
 
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir1
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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BirdLife International 2017. Grus nigricollis (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22692162A110659467. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22692162A110659467.en. Accessed on 04 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Grus nigricollis Przevalski, 1876 – Black-necked Crane. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/grus-nigricollis, accessed 2024/06/25.