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Brolga or Australian Crane

Grus rubicunda

Description:

Tall slender light grey crane 0.7-1.3m tall.The Brolga is a large grey crane, with a featherless red head and grey crown. The legs are grey and there is a black dewlap under the chin. Brolgas are well known for dancing displays.

Habitat:

Wetland areas of Australia

Notes:

The brolga formerly known as the native companion, is a bird in the crane family. It has also been given the name Australian crane, a term coined in 1865 by well-known ornithological artist John Gould in his Birds of Australia.

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Spotted on Jul 17, 2014
Submitted on Jul 17, 2014

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