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Sarus Crane Antigone antigone



Family: Gruidae (Cranes)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cde+3cde+4cde

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Justification of Red List category
This crane is listed as Vulnerable because it is suspected to have suffered a rapid population decline, which is projected to continue, as a result of widespread reductions in the extent and quality of its wetland habitats, exploitation and the effects of pollutants.



Population size: 13000-15000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 13,800,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Land-mass type - Australia
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Oceanic
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Antigone antigone. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/01/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/01/2017.