Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Demoiselle, a popular name for two species of Crane (Grus virgo and G. paradisea), sometimes made a separate genus (Anthropoides) on account of the short bill, long ear-tufts, and pendant breast-plumes. The first, about 3 feet long and 3-1/2 feet high, with grey plumage, white ear-tufts, and black breast-plumes, is a native of Africa and Asia, visiting the South of Europe. Stanley's Crane (G. paradisea = A. paradisaeus), from the East Indies, has bluish-grey plumage, and is somewhat larger.