Red-crowned crane

Grue du Japon Grus japonensis Red-crowned Crane

The red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis), also called the Japanese crane (Chinese丹顶鹤 or 丹頂鶴Hanyu PinyinDāndǐng Hè;Japanese丹頂鶴 or タンチョウヅルtanchozuruKorean두루미Durumi; the Chinese character ‘丹’ means ‘red’, ‘頂/顶’ means ‘crown’ and ‘鶴/鹤’ means ‘crane’), is a large east Asian crane and among the rarest cranes in the world. In some parts of its range, it is known as a symbol of luck, longevity and fidelity.

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