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Blue Crane Anthropoides paradiseus



References

Allan, D. G. 2005. Blue Crane Anthropoides paradiseus. In: Hockey, P. A. R.; Dean, W. R. J.; Ryan, P. G. (ed.), Roberts - Birds of Southern Africa, VIIth ed., pp. 302-304. The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town, South Africa.

Archibald, G. W.; Meine, C. D. 1996. Gruidae (Cranes). In: del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. (ed.), Handbook of the birds of the world, pp. 60-89. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Barnes, K.N. 2000. The Eskom Red Data Book of birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. BirdLife South Africa, Johannesburg.

Benadie, M. 2010. Code Blue. Africa - Birds & Birding 15(1): 14.

Bidwell, M. T.; Ryan, P.; Shaw, K. 2006. Habitat selection and reproductive success in Blue Cranes in a South African agricultural landscape. Journal of Ornithology 147(5): 99.

Collar, N.J.; Butchart, S.H.M. 2013. Conservation breeding and avian diversity: chances and challenges. International Zoo Yearbook 48(1): 7-28.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 1996. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 3: Hoatzin to Auks. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Hockey, P.A.R.; Dean, W.R.J.; Ryan, P.G. 2005. Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town, South Africa.

IUCN. 2018. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2018-2. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 15 November 2018).

IUCN. 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 10 December 2019).

McCann, K.; Theron, L-J.; Morrison, K. 2007. Conservation priorities for the Blue Crane (Anthropoides paradiseus) in South Africa - the effects of habitat changes on distribution and numbers. Ostrich 78(2): 205-211.

Shaw, J. M. 2013. Power line collisions in the Karoo: Conserving Ludwig’s Bustard. PhD thesis. University of Cape Town.

Shaw, J. M. 2015. Blue Crane Anthropoides paradiseus. In: Taylor, M. R.; Peacock, F.; Wanless, R. M. (ed.), The 2015 Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, pp. 291-293. BirdLife South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Shaw, J. M.; Jenkins, A. R.; Allan, D. G.; Ryan, P. G. 2015. Population size and trends of Ludwig’s Bustard Neotis ludwigii and other large terrestrial birds in the Karoo, South Africa. Bird Conservation International 26: 69-86.

Shaw, J. M.; Jenkins, A. R.; Smallie, J. J.; Ryan, P. G. 2010. Modelling power-line collision risk for the Blue Crane Anthropoides paradiseus in South Africa. Ibis 152: 590-599.

Simmons, R. E. 2015. Blue Crane Grus paradisea (Anthropoides paradiseus). In: Simmons, R. E.; Brown, C. J.; Kemper, J. (ed.), Birds to watch in Namibia: red, rare and endemic species, pp. 60-63. Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Namibia Nature Foundation.

Simmons, R.; Brown, C.; Cunningham, P.; Kapofi, I.; Kolberg, H.; Scott, A.; Scott, M.; Versfeld, W. 2006. Etosha Blues: Cranes hang on in Namibia. Africa - Birds & Birding 11(4): 51.

van Velden, J. L.; Altwegg, R.; Shaw, K.; Ryan, P. G. 2017. Movement patterns and survival estimates of Blue Cranes in the Western Cape. Ostrich 88: 33-43.

Vernon, C. J., Boshoff, A. F., and Stretton, W. S. 1992. The status and conservation of cranes in the Eastern Cape Province. Proc. First S. Afr. Crane Conf.: 47-72.

Walkinshaw LH. 1973. Winchester Press, New York.

Young, D. J.; Harrison, J. A.; Navarro, R. A.; Anderson, M. D.; Colahan, B. D. 2003. Big Birds on fars, Mazda CAR report 1993-2001. Animal Demography Unit, Cape Town, South Africa.

Further resources

IUCN SSC Crane Specialist Group

Explore HBW Alive for further information on this species

International Crane Foundation Species Field Guide

Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Status, Survey and Conservation Action Plan

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Anthropoides paradiseus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/10/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/10/2020.