AnAge entry for Grus americana

Classification (HAGRID: 01426)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Gruiformes
                Family: Gruidae
                    Genus: Grus
Species
Grus americana
Common name
Whooping crane

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
40 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 445
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

On average, these animals live little over 20 years [0437]. They have been estimated to live up to 22-30 years in the wild. In captivity, they can live up to 35-40 years and one 31 year-old male specimen could still reproduce [0445].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,460 days
Male sexual maturity
1,460 days
Incubation
31 days
Clutch size
2 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
150 g
Adult weight
7,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.072 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 176176
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9117
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