Like all cranes they migrate and congregate in large groups during the winter.
Nesting: They build their nest on the ground about 1m in diameter and about 1/3m in height. Normally two eggs are laid and both parents will take turns to incubate and turn the eggs. The eggs hatch after 31 days and both parents tend the chicks. After the first day the chicks will be quite active and after 3 – 4 days will be seen collecting their own food. They will stay with their parents until they are about 10 months old.