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Common crane

Grus grus


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.


Seen at Little Rann of Kutch which is a desert.


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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