Distribution: breeds inChina's Tibetan Plateau: winters onChina's Yunnang Guizhou Plateau.
The Black-necked Crane is 150cm long and it is the only species of the crane family living on plateaus. Living in lakes and marshlands gregariously, groups of Black-necked Cranes often mix with those of common cranes. Fish, shrimps, shellfish, insects, grass roots and seeds are their main food.
Native toChina, they receive first grade national protection.