Hooded Crane Grus monacha

Family: Gruidae (Cranes)

Authority: Temminck, 1835

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(i,ii,iii,iv)

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Justification of Red List category
This crane has a small population, restricted to fewer than ten wintering sites whose combined area is small. It has declined at the majority of these wintering sites. Owing to these factors it is listed as Vulnerable. If there is evidence that the continuing decline in range parameters and or habitat quality has ceased, this species may be considered for down listing to Near Threatened in the future.

Population size: 6000-15000 mature individuals

Population trend: increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,610,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Grus monacha. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.