Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Gruidae
Scientific name Grus grus Common name Common Crane
Population name (lilfordi), C China (non-bre)
Breeding range Cent Siberia, NE China Non-breeding range China
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia
Notes E formĀ lilfordiĀ (Turkey to EC Asia; wintering NE Africa E to S China) sometimes recognized, but here regarded as probably undiagnosable, differences from nominate believed to be based on plumage colour variations due in part to differences in feather-painting behaviour.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
EAAF Partnership
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Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1995 1995 5,000 5,000 [R443]
WPE 3 2002 2002 10,000 12,000 [R684]
WPE 4 2002 2002 10,000 12,000 [R684]
WPE 1 1987 1991 10,000 25,000 [R519]
WPE 5 2002 2004 10,000 22,000 Expert opinion [R1236]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1985 1995 DEC [R443]
WPE 3 1985 1995 DEC [R443]
WPE 4 1985 1995 DEC [R443]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1985 2004 DEC [R443]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 1997 50
WPE 3 2002 110
WPE 4 2006 110
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 150

References

  • R443 - Meine, C.D. and Archibald, G.W. (eds.). 1996. The Cranes: status survey and conservation Action Plan. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. 294 pp.
  • R684 - Wang, Qishang,. (pers. comm.). 2002. Unpublished data concerning Chinese waterbirds.
  • R519 - Perennou, C.P., Mundkur, T. and Scott, D.A. 1994. The Asian Waterfowl Census 1987-1991: distribution and status of Asian waterfowl. IWRB Spec. Publ. No. 24; AWB Spec. Publ. No. 86. Slimbridge, UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • R1236 - Wang, Y.H. and Wang, H. 2004. Advance in study of Common Crane and its present status in China. Guizhou Science, 22 (3): 65-71.

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