Habitat use and selection by Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis in winter in Yancheng Biosphere Reserve, China

Citation
Zj. Ma et al., Habitat use and selection by Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis in winter in Yancheng Biosphere Reserve, China, IBIS, 141(1), 1999, pp. 135-139
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Animal Sciences
Journal title
IBIS
ISSN journal
0019-1019 → ACNP
Volume
141
Issue
1
Year of publication
1999
Pages
135 - 139
Database
ISI
SICI code
0019-1019(199901)141:1<135:HUASBR>2.0.ZU;2-O
Abstract
We report the distribution and habitat selection by the Red-crowned Crane G rus japonensis in winter in the Yancheng Biosphere Reserve, China. Includin g original wetlands and artificial habitats, six types of habitat are used by the species: saltworks (salinas), fish ponds, reed beds, Wormwood Artemi sia halodendron beaches, tidal grasslands and wheat fields. We compared the habitat availability with habitat use in each type. In winter, Red-crowned Crane preferentially used tidal grasslands and fish ponds. Saltworks, Worm wood beaches and wheat fields were avoided. The distribution of Red-crowned Crane in different types of habitat changed with the distribution of fresh water and with human activities.