Grus antigone   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Bird)
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Class: Aves

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Size: Adult: Sexes alike, female slightly smaller. The largest Indian Crane with naked red head and upper neck, grey plumage, greenish-horny bill, and red legs. Juvenile: Brownish-grey with rusty-brown on head and neck.

Voice: Loud trumpeting.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Sarus Crane (English)
• Sarus (Hindi)
• Sarusu konga (Telugu)
• Sarus (Marathi)
• Saras (Gujrati)
Economic Importance and Threats
Threats:  Anthropogenic
(The main threats are a combination of loss and degradation of wetlands)

IUCN Status:  Vulnerable



Literature Source(s)
  • Vernacular names of the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent Buceros, Envis newsletter: Avian Ecology & Inland Wetlands 62pp Available at -
  • Manakadan R and Pittie A (2001) Standardized English names of the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent BUCEROS Envis Newsletter: Avian ecology and inland wetland 6(1) 26pp Available at -
  • Kumar A, sati JP and Tak CK (2003) Checklist of Indian Waterbids Buceros Envis Newsletter: Avian ecology and inland wetlands 8(1) 30pp Available at -
  • Kumar, A; Sati, JP; Tak, PC and Alfred, JRB (2005) Handbook on Indian wetland birds and their conservation Zoological Survey of India, Dehra Dun 468 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at -
  • Global Available at -
  • PBase Available at -

Page last updated on:2013-03-07

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