Black-necked Crane

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State bird of Kashmir
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Gruidae
Genus: Grus
Species: G. nigricollis
Binomial name
Grus nigricollis
Przhevalsky, 1876

The Black-necked Crane (Grus nigricollis), also known as Tibetan Crane, is a large bird and medium-sized crane. It is 139 cm (55 in) long, it has a 235 cm (7.8 ft) wingspan and weights 5.5 kg (12 lbs). It is whitish-gray crane with a black head, red crown patch, black upper neck and legs, and white patch to the rear of the eye. It has black primaries and secondaries. Both sexes are similar. In Kashmir, it is the state/regional bird of the disputed territory.