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Anthropoides (demoiselle and blue cranes)

Wikipedia Abstract

Anthropoides is a small genus of cranes. It contains just two species: \n* Blue crane, Anthropoides paradiseus, resident in southern Africa \n* Demoiselle crane, Anthropoides virgo which breeds in central Asia and eastern Turkey Both species are between 85–100 cm long with wingspans up to 190 cm. They are birds of the dry, grassy uplands which feed on seeds and insects and spend little time in wetlands. The demoiselle crane migrates to India and Africa in winter, and the blue crane is an altitudinal migrant, nesting in the upper grasslands and moving down to lower altitudes after breeding.
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Anthropoides paradiseus (Blue Crane) (Vulnerable) (Attributes)
Anthropoides virgo (Demoiselle Crane) (Attributes)

External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0