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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Grus monacha
HOUSE NAME: "Wasabi" and "Peas"
HABITAT: Rare outside of its main wintering grounds in southern Japan, western Korea, and eastern China, where it gathers in small family units as well as massive flocks.
CONSERVATION STATUS: Vulnerable
FUN FACT: Like all cranes, hooded cranes are renowned for their spectacular and elaborate courtship dances that strengthen bonds between mated pairs
DIET: Aquatic plants, berries, insects, frogs, salamanders, roots, rhizomes, seeds, blades of grass, small aquatic animals, rice, wheat.
DESCRIPTION: The Hooded crane stands three feet tall and has a 5-6’ wingspan. Its front crown is red, covered with black “hairs”; the hind crown, cheeks, and neck for ¾ of its length are white, the rest of plumage is dark gray. The inner remiges (primary or secondary quill feathers) are elongated, drooping beyond the tail. The legs are black.
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