Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Gruiformes > Family: Gruidae > Genus: Anthropoides > Species: Anthropoides virgo

Demoiselle Crane - Anthropoides virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 5 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 2 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code A514


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
BG0000156 Bulgaria Shablenski ezeren kompleks Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 30 November 2009, on the conservation of wild birds (EU Birds Directive)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Gruidae)
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention)
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (AEWA) http://www.migratoryspecies....ent/about-cms-family
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Damigella di Numidia Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Demoiselle Crane English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Grou-pequeno Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Grue demoiselle French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Grulla Damisela Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Jufferkraan Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Jungfernkranich German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Jungfrutrana Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Neitokurki Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pártásdaru Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Ardea virgo Linnaeus, 1758
Grus virgo

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:04410 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Anthropoides virgo European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

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