Sarus Crane - Grus antigone
Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.
First year: 1989
Established status: Species are
present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only
with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.
Estimated Florida range: 1 county
Less than 10 years
Statewide trend: Unknown
Threats to natives:
Species Account: Native to
Asia and Australia. One bird, an escape, was seen for 7 years and
bred successfully with a Sandhill Crane, producing young that
resembled S. antigone (Stevenson and Anderson 1994).
||Less than 10 years
||Bred with a Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) and produced
Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992.
Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological
Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The
birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville,
Links to more information
Crane Federation species account
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