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Feb S2 and S3). This pattern was used primarily for grain on the surface of the ground (see Videos S1 and S2). You can add specific subject areas through your profile settings. Fecal analysis of Black-necked Crane’s diet in the previous study did not mention sampling time in Dashanbao Reserve (Liu et al., 2014a). 49.55 In this report, we provided a quantitative and comprehensive assessment of the cranes’ wintering diet, which included domestic food crops, animal-based foods, and wild plants. 0.03 The mean depth of the frozen ground was 4.93 cm in December (n = 10, 2.6–6.9 cm) and 3.12 cm (n = 5, 2.9–3.5 cm) in January (see Fig. 72.90 Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed). A black-necked crane. The statistical significance of the selection for each food type from a distribution proportional to its availability was tested using the statistic (Wi − 1)2∕s.e(Wi)2 (Manly et al., 1993), which follows the critical value of a χ2 distribution with one degree of freedom, where s.e. Considering this information, we considered that the temperature changes would influence the attributes of available foraging sites, affecting food availability and food selection. Domestic crops (grain 1.17%, potato 1.64%, and turnip 2.94%) and invertebrates (4.48%) accounted for a much lower proportion of total food available. 1,180 80.27 Cranes consumed only a minimal quantity of wild plants despite their larger proportion of available biomass as compared to that of domestic crops and animal matter (Table 2). Attend the Black-necked Crane Festival on our Bhutan Tour.. Nestled in the inner Himalayas of the Kingdom of Bhutan at about 3000 metres above sea level, is the wide alpine wetland valley of Phobjikha.The wetland is considered the most significant wintering ground of the rare and endangered Blackânecked cranes in Bhutan. ° Invertebrate (%) We determined the relationships between food availability variables and environmental variability (the mean daily temperatures, minimum daily temperatures, and number of days with frozen soil) using Pearson correlation coefficients in SPSS 20. The first two axes of the CCA explained 96.6% of the total variance in food selection data and food variables, of which 93.8% was contributed by the first axis, and 2.88% by the second axis. 3). Domestic crops (grains and potatoes) and animal matter (invertebrates) collectively comprised the majority of the Black-necked Crane’s diet, followed by wild plants (herbaceous plants, tubers) (Table 1). They have a white patch beneath the eye and a red crown atop their head. Ten individual Black-necked Cranes were chosen from this foraging flock before we moved on to the next flock. In November, when invertebrates were most abundant, and despite a concomitant peak in grain abundance, we suggested cranes exhibited a preference for invertebrates over grains. 82.51 We suggested invertebrate populations sharply declined in December and January due to the low temperature. 0.03 Arrive Paro â Thimphu: (2320 m) (Distance: 56 km, 1 hr drive).. Meet and greet Airport and drive to Thimphu. The major feeding areas for Black-necked Cranes in Phobjikha Valley are wetlands carpeted by a type of bamboo. 0.93 Grain consumption was lowest in November but higher from December through February. The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers): The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers): The Administration of ZhaoTong Forestry Bureau approved our study on behavior observation and sampling collection in the research plot in Dashanbao National Nature Reserve (IDZTL2008163). Thick lines indicate the transects. Note: You are now also subscribed to the subject areas of this publication Thus, we chose video recording as an alternative method to better understand the food selection of Black-necked Cranes. The extracted food items were stored in plastic bags and frozen until processing. Thus, both affect the degree of insect activity (McCollogh, Hayes & Bryson, 1927; Dowdy, 1937; Zhou et al., 2015) and their availability for birds. Our promise During colder weather (December or January), the invertebrate shortage is exacerbated. Black-necked cranes are omnivorous, and they enjoy eating plant roots, tubers, snails, shrimp, and other small vertebrates and invertebrates. Dahaizi Reservoir (blue) and Tiaodunhe Reservoir (yellow) are indicated. Potatoes were preferred in November in 2013–2014 (Table 3), whereas they were either avoided or showed no significant preference in the other months. To further ease the conflict between cranes and local farmers, it is advisable to cultivate crops in a certain area that may be left unharvested for the cranes to eat. The majority of cranes arrived in early November and remained feeding in Dashanbao Reserve until early March. Therefore, cranes primarily fed on grains during December and January and fed on invertebrate animals in November and February. The black-necked crane is a first-class national protected animal in China. No. 3 It is also known for its upland wetland ecosystem (Zhong & Dao, 2005). 11.18 50 To this point, research surrounding the Black-necked Crane’s diet has included quantitative studies on various types of domestic and wild plant foods (Li & Nie, 1997; Bishop & Li, 2001; Liu et al., 2014) and qualitative studies on animal-based foods (Han, 1995; Hu et al., 2002; Li & Li, 2005; Liu, Yang & Zhu, 2014). Turnips comprised less than 1% of the diet on average. PeerJ promises to address all issues as quickly and professionally as possible. Black Necked Crane Festival Festival dates: 11 th November 2021. The Dashanbao Reserve is considered an important habitat for Black-necked Cranes, as well as other wintering water birds. We recorded the numbers of pecks for each food type. As mentioned by Alonso, Alonso & Bautista (1994), low temperatures may decrease grain availability for Common Cranes Grus grus by increasing foraging costs due to changes in soil properties. In summer the bamboo wetland is a communal pasture for thousands of cattle and horses. 1.00 Liu et al. Since Black-necked Cranes are highly vigilant and the landscape of the Dashanbao Reserve consists of rolling hills and valleys, we were unable to adequately observe the flocks from our vehicles along the main road in the Dashanbao Reserve and we had to walk along smaller roads. Field data were collected from November 2013 to February 2015 in the Dashanbao Reserve. But in winter they mostly need wheat and rice stubble fields to survive. 4.87 At 01:39 this crane starts to feed on a potato tuber for the rest of the sequence, swallowing two large pieces and many small pieces. Understanding dietary habits, food preferences, and related factors will facilitate the development of effective conservation plans for the protection of this vulnerable species. Depending on the types of food being eaten, and the peck frequency, four different types of feeding patterns were identified: (1) high pecking frequency and ingestion of all the target food quickly in farmland. Thin blue lines indicate smaller water bodies. Black-necked cranes are iconic birds of the Tibetan Plateau, and are of great spiritual and cultural significance to Tibetan Buddhism as well as are integral to the landscapeâs biophysical ecosystem. During winter months, frequent days of sustained freezing temperatures can be expected from December to January. 10 After defrosting, cereals, potatoes, turnips, invertebrates, herbaceous plants, and tubers were separated, dried (60 °C, 48 h) and then weighed to determine dry biomass (0.001 g precision). Canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) with biplot scaling on inter-species distances was used to display the relationship between food selection structure and the 6 environmental variables (main food variables). We placed 176 quadrats in grain fields, and another 222 quadrats in potato and turnip fields in 2013–2015 (sampled monthly for eight months over two years). We videotaped the birds for 5-min intervals each along all transect routes. Tuber (%) The protection of these high-altitude wetlands is key to their survival. 2014–2015 1.49 Turnips and wild plants foods (such as herbaceous plants, and tubers) accounted for a much lower proportion of their diet. 0.07 This suggests that the cranes likely prefer invertebrates over grains, potentially because invertebrate organisms provide a greater source of protein and calcium than available in grains. 0.01 The Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis is a globally vulnerable species whose food is the factor determining its long-term survival. We used a direct collection sampling method for cereal grains on unploughed plots and turned the soil for sampling cereal grains on ploughed lands. This procedure was repeated until none of the variables had a significant contribution. These results are similar to those of a previous report in which fecal analysis was used to study the crop and wild plant consumption of a subpopulation of Black-necked Cranes wintering at the Yarlung Zangpo Valley National Natural Reserve. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.1968/table-1. Given the mosaic landscape of the Dashanbao Reserve, the sampling sites for food availability were selected based on two criteria: (1) The site needed to include a large section of farmland and grassland bordered by farmland with three types of crops in cultivation in the transects. Both years combined Previous studies using fecal analysis to assess the proportion of the mentioned food categories in the Black-necked Crane’s diet have produced results inconsistent with our study. 0.00 The black-necked crane Grus nigricollis is the only alpine species, among 15 species of cranes in the world. S5). There was monthly variation in food selection, partially related to food availability. Nov (2) The site must have been selected by at least one flock of cranes for foraging across three transects. 46 In both years, we missed one week due to severe weather. Circles indicate sites where we recorded cranes foraging. When there was more than one food type in a 5-min recording, we recorded the number of pecks for each type separately. no more than one email per day or week based on your preferences. 3 were 0.223 and 0.007, respectively. Monthly trophic diversity was estimated using Shannon’s diversity index: H′ = − ∑Piln(Pi) (Pielou, 1966), where Pi represents the proportion of each food type. To investigate the availability of consumable crops, animal matter and wild plants, we proceeded to sample foods using quadrats (50 × 50 × 10 cm deep) placed at intervals of 100 m along a straight line, guided by GPS localization. 0.11 Grain selection was positively correlated with invertebrate depth and negatively correlated with invertebrate availability. One-way ANOVA indicated significant variation on monthly diversity of the diet (F = 25.00, df = 3, N = 8, P = 0.005). These dogs are owned both by armed forces as well as by the local nomads. Likewise, more data are needed to study the feeding habits of Black-necked Cranes over a greater distribution of locations. The Black Necked Crane Festival is also held in November. 9.03 1.88 In addition to preserving these areas, government should also encourage farming in foraging habitats of Black-necked Crane, because they mainly feed on barley, wheat, paddy, potatoes and buckwheat, besides roots, tubers and insects in the wetlands. Our results support previous reports that Black-necked Cranes generally prefer farmlands, and avoid grasslands (Kong et al., 2011a), likely due to the availability of domestic crops and invertebrates to feed on, as well as other habitat features. The Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis is a globally vulnerable species, with the main breeding distribution in the high altitude Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau. One is alarmist and one needs to be studied. Falling temperatures and freezing soils reduced the availability of invertebrates and increased the depth of invertebrates, especially for December and January (Table 4). A black-necked crane hovers over a nature reserve in Lhunzhub County, Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Dec. 12, 2020. Monthly availability of biomass of all food in the Dashanbao National Nature Reserve, China. 0.00 0.64 , and for July 12.7 °C. 2.34 First, different methods were used to analyze the diet. 3.59 During this time, the cranes were undisturbed and at a maximum distance of 80 m from our point of observation. Likewise, the proportion of mean available biomass for a food type is calculated using the formula πi = Ai∕A+, with Ai representing the biomass of available resource in category i, and A+ the biomass of all available resource units (Manly et al., 1993; Avilés, Sánchez & Parejo, 2002). This DCA revealed that the gradient was greater than 3 standard deviation units (4.2), justifying the use of unimodal ordination techniques (Ter Braak & Verdonschot, 1995). You can also choose to receive updates via daily or weekly email digests. We combined feeding behavior and information about habitat type to determine food type. 1 of 3 Black-Necked Crane Habitat Range. C (4) Lastly, the cranes used tugging (Ellis et al., 1991), without digging up the soil, primarily for aboveground foods consisting of herbaceous plants. The count, biomass, and the depth of food types available in each quadrat were recorded. 0.07 The adult crane may also pass the invertebrate to its offspring. However, the report on the cranes in the Yarlung Zangpo Valley National Natural Reserve did not calculate the proportion of animal-based food (Bishop & Li, 2001). We used one-way ANOVA to test differences between months in diversity index. To examine the association between food selection and environmental variables, we used Canonical Correlation Analysis (CCA). In November, a high proportion of the Black-necked Crane’s diet consisted of domestic crops (principally grain) and invertebrate organisms (Table 1). Potato selection was negatively associated with invertebrate depths. 0.25 Black-necked cranes are omnivores, supplementing their plant diet with frogs, lizards, and sometimes fish. Likewise, temperature is an important correlate of insect activity, further affecting the invertebrate-feeding birds. ″ We observed cranes for three days every week for 15 weeks between the second week of November and the end of February. 5,808 0.47 Nov The festival is an occasion for the locals to rejoice and celebrate the arrival of the endangered Black necked cranes. Common use cases (3) Consumption of invertebrates is also easily identifiable by a pattern in which the cranes peck at a plot of turf, capture their prey, and then quickly swallow it (see Videos S4 and S5; Fig. Black-necked cranes forage on the ground in small groups, often with one bird acting as a sentinel. S4). ″ Subsequent pecking at a plot of turf, results in it catching an invertebrate and quickly swallowing it. 5 Black-Necked Crane festival is a good source of income for the locals. , altitudes of 3,000–3,200 m), is located in southwest China (Fig. The cranes preferred to eat grains throughout winter months, while they mainly selected invertebrates in November and February. Turnip (%) C 4.30 Pearson correlations between the environmental variables and invertebrate food variables for Black-necked cranes (, Winter diet and food selection of the Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis in Dashanbao, Yunnan, China. Thus, a mosaic of patches of cereal, potato and turnip characterizes the farmland, with each occupying about the same surface area each year. For this study, poor quality recordings and those lasting less than 5 min were discarded. There was monthly variation in food selection, partially related to food availability. As its name implies, the head, throat and entire neck of the crane is black. With fecal analysis, wild plant fiber may therefore have been easier to detect in feces than the potato and grain fibers or invertebrate larvae residues, despite the latter two making up a larger proportion of the diet. 0.50 The study was supported by the ICF (International Crane Foundation). Thus, understanding the Black-necked Crane’s dietary habits, food preferences, and the associated factors will facilitate the development of effective conservation plans for the protection of this vulnerable species. 10.56 In addition, the number of invertebrates at depths of 0–1 cm and 1.1–2 cm were positively correlated with temperature and negatively correlated with the number of days with frozen ground (Table 4). This resulted in observations of 50–70% of all cranes in each flock. 1,861 For each month in two years, the number of video recordings, the total number of pecks observed, and the percent of pecks directed toward each major food type are shown. The goal of this research was to better understand factors influencing Black-necked Cranes selection of different feeding habitats during the winter. Daily temperature values were taken from Zhonghaizi in the Dashanbao Reserve. The available biomass of grains in November and December was higher than that in the other two months (Table 2, Nemenyi test, Nov. vs. Dec.: H = 1.14, P = 0.29; Nov. vs. Jan.: H = 7.53, P = 0.006; Nov. vs. Feb.: H = 13.60, P = 0.000; Dec. vs. Jan.: H = 3.92, P = 0.048; Dec. vs. Feb.: H = 6.46, P = 0.010). The Black-necked Crane’s diet consists primarily of domestic food crops such as grains (74%) and potatoes (8%), in addition to invertebrates (14%). This would support the cranes’ need for dietary diversity and would benefit the farmers by reducing economic losses resulting from the cranes feeding on newly planted crop seeds during their late spring migration (in March). Demoiselle Cranes (Anthropoides virgo) (Sarwar et al., 2013), Florida Sandhill Cranes (G. c. pratensis) (Rucker, 1992) and Common Cranes show similar preferences for invertebrates (Avilés, Sánchez & Parejo, 2002). 1 For each month in two years, the number of video recordings, the total number of pecks observed, and the percent of pecks directed toward each major food type are shown. The variables we included were the distributed depths of grain, the depths of potato, the depths of invertebrate, grain availability, potato availability, and invertebrate availability. 1,608 On December 30, the black-necked cranes around the Kazi Reservoir in Linzhou County, Lhasa, Tibet flew to the fields for food. Again, the variable with the highest significant contribution was included. 1.14 These nutrients are essential for their migration fitness and overall survival. We only counted invertebrates larger than approximately 4 mm because that appeared to be the minimal size consumed by the cranes. , The food selection-environmental correlations for the first two axes were 0.986 and 0.714, respectively. 1.40 We used the Kruskal–Wallis nonparametric test to explore monthly differences in available biomass of four foods. Following a preliminary canonical correlation analysis (CCA), we eliminated collinear environmental variables with high variance inflation factors (VIF > 20) from further analyses. 12,008 The mean annual precipitation is 1,165 mm (Li & Zhong, 2010). A much smaller proportion of the diet was comprised of turnips and wild herbaceous plants and tubers. 39.05 â¦ On December 30, the black-necked cranes around the Kazi Reservoir in Linzhou County, Lhasa, Tibet flew to the fields for food. We recorded the depths of frozen soil during the sampling. In November when both grains and invertebrates were most available, invertebrates were consumed more than at any other time. 7.46 The black-necked stork is a carnivore and its diet includes water-birds such as coots, darters, little grebes, northern shoveller, pheasant-tailed jacana, and a range of aquatic vertebrates including fish, amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates such as crabs and molluscs. Guang Yi Lu performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper. 1.61 The black-necked crane is a first-class national protected animal in China. Black-necked cranes almost exclusively forage, breed and roost in wetlands. thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. 1,808 For the purposes of this study, supplemental feeding by humans was ignored because only c. 3 kg of corn are fed to fewer than 50 cranes every day (Kong et al., 2011a), which would have little impact on the overall dietary composition and food selection for the cranes. 33.83 When September comes, the birds start their migration journey south via sheltered valleys or lower altitudes. Therefore, we selected three transect routes crossing the mountain ridge of the reserve at two sites which housed the largest flocks of cranes according to the reserve staff’s experience and the suggestions from previous research in October 2013 (Kong et al., 2011a) (Fig. We distinguished this from foraging on grains via a lower pecking frequency and slower swallowing movements (see Video S6, Fig. 4.89 Grain selection was positively associated with invertebrate depth, followed by potato and grain depths, which were negatively associated with invertebrate availability. It is whitish-gray, with a black head, red crown patch, black upper neck and legs, and white patch to the rear of the eye. 0.13 The authors declare there are no competing interests. 103 ° A total of c. 1,200 Black-necked Cranes winter in the Dashanbao Reserve every year, feeding on agricultural farmlands, as well as wild grasslands (Kong, 2008). 81.42 1,342 Wild plant food accounted for the largest proportion of food available in the Black-necked Crane’s environment (Table 2). The cranes migrate short distances to winter in the lower altitude (primarily 2,000–3,200 m) Yunnan–Guizhou Plateau (Harris & Mirande, 2013). Second, our results infer that the sampling time may have greater impact on identifying food types which change with monthly variations. We estimated the monthly availability by multiplying the monthly surface of grassland and each type of farmland by the calculated biomass means. rapa). Tertiary wing and tail feathers are black, while the rest of the body plumage is white. 5.81 From December through February, grain consumption was more than twice as high in 2013–2014 and more than 1.4 times as high in 2014–2015. Total year Since tubers are too bulky for cranes to swallow, they peck at them repeatedly, swallowing smaller pieces, until the item is completely consumed. The festival is an occasion for the locals to rejoice and celebrate the arrival of this endangered and majestic bird which becomes an inseparable part in their daily lives during the winter months. The variable with the highest significant contribution was included in the analysis (Monte Carlo permutation test P ≤ 0.05, randomization test with 499 unrestricted permutations). By offering homestay services, she earns more than Nu â¦ If the monthly differences were statistically significant, Nemenyi tests in SPSS 20 to test for differences between months. 8 All multivariate analyses were performed using CANOCO version 4.5 software (Ter Braak & Smilauer, 2002). We analyzed the cranes’ diet composition, food selection, and any correlation between environmental factors, food availability, and food selection. At 00:00 the crane toward the right of the video starts to feed on a potato tuber, and then it moves on to pecking up an invertebrate. Black-necked Cranes prefer the tuberous of Cyberaeae plants on lakeshores and potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) and maize (Zea mays) in cultivated lands (Bishop and Li 2002). We recommend that the protection administration should supplement additional foods for cranes during the cold-weather periods, and restore grassland foraging habitat. A total of 505 good quality, 5-min videos were recorded, ensuring sufficient clarity to accurately differentiate among all the consumed food types. When we pooled yearly data, domestic crops and animal matter accounted for 95.61% in total food items, of which grains accounted for 73.81%, potatoes 7.84% and animal matter 13.96%, respectively. Turnips, herbaceous plants and tubers were avoided through the wintering period. Monthly, yearly and two-year combined percentage of food types in the dietary composition of the Black-necked Crane. While foraging, they keep walking and they also walk long distances between the feeding spots. 66 1.83 The study area covers 19,200 ha and is a warm, humid plateau with a monsoon climate characterized by cool, wet summers and cold, dry winters. For the residents of Ladakh, the cold desert region in Indiaâs northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, the black-necked crane is held in high regard. This behavior facilitates visual identification of tuber consumption. 73.24 5.97 A much smaller proportion of the diet was comprised of turnips and wild herbaceous plants and tubers. Until now, fecal microhistological analysis has been the only method used to identify plant material consumed by wintering Black-necked Cranes (Li & Nie, 1997; Liu et al., 2014a). Bhutan Tour: Black-necked Crane Festival Festivals of Bhutan. 1 213 When invertebrates are at increased depth due to low temperatures, the cost of digging for potatoes also increases as a result of frozen soil. 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