Top 10 Largest Cranes in World
Black-necked Crane:are the world’s only alpine cranes and spend their summers on the slopes of the Himalaya mountain range at elevations up to 16,000 feet above sea level.
Whooping Crane:edges out the sandhill crane for the title of the tallest crane in North America by a handful of cm. It is recognized by its “whooping” vocalizations and, like many other crane species
Sarus Crane:The largest crane species in the world is the Sarus crane. This massive non-migratory crane is found in parts of the Indian subcontinent, Australia, and Southeast Asia.
White-naped Crane:This large crane is found in parts of Mongolia, China, South Korea, Siberian Russia, and Kazakhstan. Like all cranes, they are omnivorous, feeding on a variety of insects, seeds.
Siberian Crane:The forehead, face, and sides of the head are covered in red skin, the majority of the plumage is white, the wingtips are black, and the legs are pinkish-red.
Red-crowned Crane :takes the number three spot for largest crane in the world. Despite ceding the number one and two spots to taller birds, the red-crowned is often thought of as the heaviest .
Wattled Crane:is the second-largest crane in the world and lives in sub-Saharan Africa. They have been spotted in at least 11 countries, but the largest population occurs in the Okavango Delta.
Common Crane:prefers bogs, moors, and wetlands for its breeding grounds and is monogamous once it finds a mate. Couples may mate several years in a row but will always perform the same courtship.
Sandhill Crane: is one of the largest crane species in North America, with a habitat range extending into extreme northeastern Siberia as well.
Brolga: is one of the largest crane species in Oceania, with breeding populations in north and eastern Australia and New Guinea. It was originally thought to resemble herons.