Black-necked crane

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Black-necked crane
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Gruidae
Genus: Grus
Binomial name
Grus nigricollis

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.