1002. Grus nigricollis

1002. BLACK-NECKED CRANE.
GRUS NIGRICOLLIS.
Grus nigricollis, Prjev. Mongol, i Strana Tangut, ii. p. 135, tab. xix. (1876) ; Tegetm. and Blyth, Nat. Hist. Cranes, p. 70, pl. 1 (1881) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxiii. p. 258 ; Blaauw, Monogr. Cranes, p. 8, pl. ii.
Male ad. General colour pale ashy grey, nearly white ; crown naked, rough, red in colour, sparsely covered with a few small hairs ; head and upper neck smoky black ; a small white spot behind each eye ; primaries and secondaries, spurious wing, and tail black ; inner secondaries falcated, elongated, slightly decomposed and erectable ; bill greenish horn ; legs black ; iris yellow. Culmen 4.8, wing 25.3, tail 9.3, tarsus 10.2 inch.
Hab. Koko-nor and Tibet. I find nothing on record respecting the habits or nidification of this species, except that its cry is said to resemble that of A. leucogeranus, and that it is supposed to breed in the Koko-nor district.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1002. Grus nigricollis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1002
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
718
Common name: 
Black Necked Crane
M_ID: 
3826
M_CN: 
Black-necked Crane
M_SN: 
Grus nigricollis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10049

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