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Sarus Crane

Grus antigone


The Sarus Crane is a large non-migratory crane found in parts of the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Australia. The tallest of the flying birds, standing at a height of up to 1.8 m (5.9 ft).


The Indian Sarus Crane inhabit open, cultivated, well-watered plains, marshlands and jheels and are well known for their ability to live in association with humans.


After running far inside a cultivated field and then hidding us very close, we could take that picture without frightening them.

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Wetland pollution in India caused reduction of their strength and put them in endangered status...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Sarus Cranes mostly located around Lower Himalayan habitats in India, during winter they can seen in Maharashtra, Karnataka like this spotting took place in Madhya Pradesh during end of winter they mostly return to resident habitat.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

India's one of most beautiful winter visiting Migrant birds.... Lovely spotting.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

Gorgeous photo. I worked on a Sarus Crane conservation program in Southeast Asia at Viet Nam's Tram Chim National Preserve (now National Park). Fascinating experience and such gorgeous, impressive birds. I'm enjoying your photography very much. Thanks for being involved in Project Noah.

Many thanks to you all for your nice appreciations
Infos to my followers, I will be away for holidays in Colombia until beginning of February.
A special note to Emily Marino so spontaneous! Your portfolio is superb!
I had a look at your work, it's wonderful, I do also some "fantastic" pictures composition.
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Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Great spotting!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Great shot!

gatorfellows 8 years ago

Wonderful photo :)

alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Wow! Good work!

EmilyMarino 8 years ago

This photo is magic! Love it!

RiekoS 8 years ago

How beautiful!

Madhya Pradesh, India

Spotted on Mar 16, 2009
Submitted on Jan 12, 2013

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