Demoiselle crane (Anthropoides virgo)
- The demoiselle crane is the smallest and lightest species of crane.
- The demoiselle crane was named by Queen Marie Antoinette of France for its delicate appearance.
- Lifelong pair bonds between demoiselle cranes are reinforced by spectacular duets, and ballet-like dancing.
- A fully migratory species, the demoiselle crane may travel vast distances without landing to rest or feed.
Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and Appendix II of CITES (2).
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