Nonnatives - Gray Crowned Crane

Gray Crowned Crane - Balearica regulorum

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1960's

Extirpated year: 1970's

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Less than 10 years, 3 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: No current population

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: Native to Central and South Africa.

Habitats: 

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Alachua 1960's   Not reported breeding (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)
Dade 1960's 1970's Not reported breeding
Hillsborough 1960's 1970's Less than 10 years
Saint Johns 1960's   Not reported breeding (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)

References

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, Florida, USA.

Links to more information

International Crane Federation species account

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