Nonnatives - Sarus Crane

Sarus Crane - Grus antigone

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1989

Extirpated year:

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).


County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Pasco 1989   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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