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Demoiselle Crane

Anthropoides virgo

Description:

The Demoiselle Crane, Anthropoides virgo, is a species of crane that breeds in Central Asia and winters in India, with a few found in Cyprus and eastern Turkey as well. The crane annually migrates to Africa and South Asia in winter. The bird is symbolically significant in the culture of North India and Pakistan, where it is known as the koonj.

Habitat:

Spotted in Avifauna, Netherlands.


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18 Comments

sttweets
sttweets 7 years ago

@1Sarah2 Consider it done :-)

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 7 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Cranes mission. It is currently a local mission, but I have requested to have it moved to global. Thanks!

sttweets
sttweets 7 years ago

@AntónioGinjaGinja Thanks! With some photography basics and just a little confidence you'll be able to make great pictures. Close watching and patience will be your main ingredients.

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 7 years ago

uauu!any way this the kind of spot that make people like me continue to improve,it's more than waiting:-)you are very good photografer,congratulations

sttweets
sttweets 8 years ago

It was a matter of waiting and finding a good position. I made plenty of pictures with an 'almost' copy in the background within a few minutes... but when I decided to wait for a crane with an identical pose it took me about half an hour I think.

EdMarshall
EdMarshall 8 years ago

I love this shot, I managed to get a similar effect with two Mute swans. Did you have to wait long for them to line up perfectly?

Tweact
Tweact 8 years ago

Great composition!

sttweets
sttweets 8 years ago

@Edith, It's worth waiting if you can go home with a nice shot like this :-)

Edith
Edith 8 years ago

It took a lot of patient @ sttweets, how great! and thanks @ alice:)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

I like your comment Edith!

sttweets
sttweets 8 years ago

@Atul, looking forward to your pictures!

sttweets
sttweets 8 years ago

@Edith, That was exactly what I tried. I waited some time to catch them like this.

Edith
Edith 8 years ago

It looks like the bird was in front of a mirror...

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

am going to upload some more pics of these beauties

sttweets
sttweets 8 years ago

@Atul, thanks for ID update!

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

thats a demoiselle crane pal nice pic

sttweets
sttweets 8 years ago

Thanks you Alice. I waited and waited until the two of them where nicely aligned. Like there is a mirror or a shadow.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Very attractive picture!

sttweets
Spotted by
sttweets

Alphen aan den Rijn, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Lat: 52.14, Long: 4.65

Spotted on Apr 21, 2010
Submitted on Jul 12, 2011

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