Anthropoides virgo demoiselle is a small crane species, measuring up to 90 cm in length and weighing up to 1.2 kg. It has a white head, neck, and chest, with a black crown, nape, and back. Its wings are grey and its tail is black. It is found in grasslands, wetlands, and cultivated areas in Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. Its lifespan is up to 20 years and its current population is estimated to be between 100,000 and 1 million individuals.
Name Origin: The scientific name of the organism, Anthropoides virgo demoiselle, is derived from the Greek words anthropos, meaning "man", oides, meaning "like", virgo, meaning "maiden", and demoiselle, meaning "young lady". This name was chosen to reflect the graceful and elegant appearance of the species.
Related Species: Grus virgo, Anthropoides paradisea, Anthropoides hodgsonii, Anthropoides savignii