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Sarus Crane

Antigone antigone


Sarus cranes are considered the tallest of flying birds with a standing height of 1.8 m (5.9 feet). Cranes, in general, are known for their dances, often displaying their feathers. Sarus cranes use these dances to attract possible mates, though it has been suggested that the dances can be used to establish territory. These dances are often accompanied by the characteristic loud trumpeting calls too. The grace and the coordination with which they dance is a sight to behold!


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Great shot,congrats on the SOTW and thanks for sharing

Tukup 2 years ago

Cool shot Vipul. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on the well-deserved SOTW.

armadeus.4 2 years ago

Congratulations Vipul! Magical shot. Thank you for sharing :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Congratulations Vipul ! What a beautiful shot.

Single D
Single D 2 years ago

Congratulations on your spotting of the week. Exceptional shot.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Superb image.

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 2 years ago

Wow, really nice shot and indeed beautiful light. Congrats on a well earned SOTW

Vipul Ramanuj
Vipul Ramanuj 2 years ago

Thank you so much Project Noah for such appreciation! :)

DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Vipul, your sarus cranes have been voted Spotting of the Week! Fascinating behavior and moment, great photography, interesting notes: all these won you the vote.

"A fantastic moment captured in perfect light! These two "dancing" Sarus Cranes (Antigone antigone) have been voted Spotting of the Week. The tallest of all flying birds, the sarus crane has three disjunct populations in south Asia, southeast Asia and Australia. The sarus crane is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, with threats including habitat destruction and/or degradation, hunting and collecting, and pollution. The courtship of sarus cranes involves complex displays of trumpeting sounds, posturing and "dancing" movements".



SarahWhitt 2 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Beautiful shot of the mating dance!

AshleyT 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

Beautiful spotting, Vipul. That is a glorious image!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 2 years ago

So beautiful!

Vipul Ramanuj
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Vipul Ramanuj

Gujarat, India

Spotted on Mar 27, 2017
Submitted on May 14, 2019

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