Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Gruidae
Scientific name Grus grus Common name Common Crane
Population name (lilfordi), S China (non-bre)
Breeding range Tibetan plateau Non-breeding range SW China & N Myanmar
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia
Notes Wintering area of Tibetan birds assumed with no strong basis.E formĀ lilfordiĀ (Turkey to EC Asia; wintering NE Africa E to S China) sometimes recognised, 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
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 1995 1995 1,000 1,000 [R443]
WPE 3 2001 2001 5,000 10,000 [R124]
WPE 4 2001 2001 5,000 10,000 [R124]
WPE 5 1993 2010 1,000 1,000 Expert opinion [R1237]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 2 1985 1995 STA [R443]
WPE 3 1985 1995 STA [R443]
WPE 4 1985 1995 STA [R443]
WPE 5 1993 2010 DEC [R1237]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 1997 10
WPE 3 2002 75
WPE 4 2006 75
WPE 5 2012 10

References

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • R124 - Chan, Simba, In litt,. 2002. Unpublished information on Asian waterbirds.
  • R1237 - Ilyashenko VY. 2011. About the Common Crane systematics. Cranes of Eurasia (biology, distribution, migrations, management). Issue 4. Moscow: 93-103.

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