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Common crane

Grus grus

Description:

The common crane, is a bird of the family Gruidae, the cranes. A medium-sized species, it is one of only four crane species not currently classified as threatened with extinction or conservation dependent at the species level. The common crane is a large, stately bird and a medium-sized crane. This species is slate-grey overall. The forehead and lores are blackish with a bare red crown and a white streak extending from behind the eyes to the upper back. The overall colour is darkest on the back and rump and palest on the breast and wings.

Habitat:

Seen at Little Rann of Kutch which is a desert.

Notes:

Every two years, before migration, the adult common crane undergoes a complete moult, remaining flightless for six weeks, until the new feathers grow.

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Gujarat, India

Spotted on Dec 16, 2015
Submitted on Mar 3, 2016

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