Hooded Crane Grus monacha


BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

Chen Jian-Xin; Zhao Hong-Ming; Zhang Zheng-Hua; Liu Zhong-Bao; Li Hai-Long; Zhang Li-Min. 2008. The finding of White-naped and Hooded Cranes in Jingxin. China Crane News 12(1): 43.

Guo Yu-Min, Liu Xiang-Lin, Xu Chun-Zhu, Qian Fa-Wen, Li Lin. 2005. A preliminary census of hooded crane population in the breeding area of LesserXingan Mountains . Chinese Journal of Zoology 40(4): 51-54.

Guo Yu-Min; Gu Yan-Chang; Gu Jin-Xue; Zhao Peng-Cheng. 2007. Survey of Hooded Cranes in Dazhanhe Wetland N.R. in the spring of 2007. China Crane News 11(1): 19.

Harris, J. and Mirande, C. (Ed). In prep. Crane conservation strategy. International Crane Foundation. Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Harris, J., and Zhuang, H. 2010. An ecosystem approach to resolving conflicts between ecological and economic priorities for Poyang Lake wetlands. IUCN and International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Horino, S. 2015. Hooded cranes test new winter homes in Shikoku. Available at:

Lee K. 2015. Changes in crane wintering in the Republic of Korea. In: Ilyashenko EI, Winter SV, editors. Cranes of Eurasia (biology, distribution, captive breeding). Issue 5. Moscow: 356.

Li Fengshan, Wu Jiandong, Harris, J., Burnham, J. 2012. Number and distribution of cranes wintering at Poyang Lake, China during 2011–2012. Chinese Birds 3(3): 180-190.

Li Zuo Wei,. D.; Mundkur, T. 2004. Numbers and distribution of waterbirds and wetlands in the Asia-Pacific region. Results of the Asian waterbird census: 1997-2001. Wetlands International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ma Qiang; Zang Hong-Xi; Nou Dong-Liang. 2007. Status of the 2005/2007 wintering Hooded Cranes at Chongming Dongtan. China Crane News 11(1): 16.

Yang, L., Zhou, L., and Song, Y. 2015. The effects of food abundance and disturbance on foraging flock patterns of the wintering Hooded Crane (Grus monacha). Avian Research 6:15.

Zhang, D., Zhou, L.and Song, Y. 2015. Effect of water level fluctuations on temporal?spatial patterns of foraging activities by the wintering Hooded Crane (Grus monacha). Avian Res. 6:16.

Zhang, L., Zhou, L. and Dai, Y. 2012. Genetic structure of wintering Hooded Cranes (Grus monacha) based on mitochondrial DNA D-loop sequences. Chinese Birds 3(2): 71–81.

Zhao, F., Zhou, L. and Xu, W. 2013. Habitat utilization and resource partitioning of wintering Hooded Cranes and three goose species at Shengjin Lake. Chinese Birds 4(4): 281–290.

Zheng, M., Zhou, L., Zhao, N. and Xu, W. 2015. Effects of variation in food resources on foraging habitat use by wintering Hooded Cranes (Grus monacha). Avian Res. 6:11.

Further resources

IUCN SSC Crane Specialist Group

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

International Crane Foundation Species Field Guide

Search for photos and videos, and hear sounds of this species from the Macaulay Library

Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Status, Survey and Conservation Action Plan

View photos and videos and hear sounds of this species from the Internet Bird Collection

Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Grus monacha. Downloaded from on 31/05/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 31/05/2023.