Gruiformes

Cranes (Gruidae)

HBW 3, p. 60

  • Large, graceful wading and terrestrial birds, with long neck and legs, and mainly grey or white plumage.
  • All regions except Antarctic, but only marginal in Neotropical; greatest diversity of genera in Africa, of species in Asia.
  • Wide expanses of shallow wetlands and grasslands from the Arctic to the tropics.
  • 4 genera, 15 species, 24 taxa.
  • 10 species threatened; none extinct since 1600.
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4 genera, 15 species

1446 files covering
4 genera (100%)
15 species (100%)

 

    727 videos covering
4 genera (100%)
15 species (100%)
    666 photographs covering
4 genera (100%)
15 species (100%)
    53 sound recordings covering
3 genera (75%)
12 species (80%)
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