Black-necked crane Current Affairs, GK & News

Black-necked crane

The black-necked crane was recently sighted in Assam for the first time. After the last year’s re-assessment, these birds’ status in the IUCN Red List has been shifted from Vulnerable to Near Threatened. These species’ main breeding grounds are Tibetan plateau, Sichuan (China) and eastern Ladakh. They spend winter at lower altitudes. Locals in Assam ..

Ladakh’s New State animal and State bird

Ladakh adopted two endangered species, snow leopard and black-necked crane, as its State animal and State bird respectively on September 1, 2021. Key Points Ladakh adopted these species two years after it was separate Union created as a separate Union Territory (UT) from the erstwhile State of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). Snow leopard and black-necked ..