Kapitel 5: Der Mandschurenkranich (grus japonensis)

The main differencies are (as can be seen in the attached tables):

1. Length of the unison call (UC);

in average, the UC of J-RC is 22 sec long, ranging between 3 and 50 sec; the length of UC of the K-RC is12 sec; taking only the winter calls of the J-RC, the difference is 15 (J) to 12 (K), still significant (J-RC maximum length in winter 99 observed was 32 sec, in Korea 20 sec);

2. Number of female (f) answer calls per male (m) tact;

in Japan, 10% of the f answer with 3 short calls, 30% varying between 1 to 3 calls, 60% with 2; in average 2.26; the K-RC f answer: 4% with 3 - 4 (!) calls, 43%: 2 - 3, 17% with 1 - 2 or 1 - 3; 30% with 2 answer calls, average 2.15; although this difference does not seem significant, the distribution of the variety seems indicative; J-RC f sometimes displays a very short introduction before their 2 short answer calls.

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Hauptmenue | Vorwort | Kap 1: Bild und Ton | Kap 2: Kranicharten | Kap 3: Kennenlernen, Verhalten und Intelligenz
Kap 4: Graue Kraniche | Kap 5: Mandschurenkraniche | Kap 6: Schreikraniche | Kap 7: Resumés | Kap 8: Anhang