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 status
Threats to natives: Unknown
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 offspring.
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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