Two new locations for the Vulnerable Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis (Przhevalsky, 1876) (Aves: Gruiformes: Gruidae) in Arunachal Pradesh, India

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Rohan Krish Menzies
Megha Rao
Abhinav Kumar


The Vulnerable Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis is a known migrant to various locations in India. Here, we report two new locations in Arunachal Pradesh, north-east India, where one is a possible wintering location and the other a possible stopover en route their migration. One new location in Shergaon (western Arunachal Pradesh) is relatively close to previous locations; however, the one in Mechuka (central Arunachal Pradesh) is some distance away from previous records which is highly intriguing. These records of this threatened species will hopefully assist with local conservation measures, bring about more rigorous monitoring, and more surveys for these rare species in the region. 

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