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Hooded Crane Grus monacha
2013-04-24 12:13:58

The Hooded Crane (Grus monacha) is a small, dark colored crane. Its body is grey and the top of the head and neck is white, except for a patch of bare red skin above they eye. It’s one of the smallest cranes, but is still a fairly large bird, a 3.3 ft in length, weighing 8.2 pounds and a wingspan of 6.2 feet. It breeds in south-central and southeastern Siberia. Breeding is also assumed to...

Crane fly
2005-09-08 15:08:50

The crane flies (Tipulidae) are a family of insects that closely resemble giant mosquitoes. Like the mosquito, they are in the order Diptera (flies) and are sometimes called mosquito eaters, mosquito hawks, or skeeter eaters. They are also one of three unrelated arthropods named Daddy long-legs. The other two are the harvestmen and vibrating, cellar or house spider. As such, Crane Flies are...

Brolga
2009-03-28 15:44:15

The Brolga (Grus rubicunda), formerly known as the "˜Native Companion', is a species of bird found in tropical and eastern Australia. The bird 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. These birds are abundant in north and northeast Australia, especially Queensland. They are also common as...

Siberian Crane
2009-03-28 14:17:07

The Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus), also known as the Siberian White Crane or Snow Crane, is a species of bird found in arctic Russia in Yakutia and western Siberia. It is a migratory species. Eastern populations winter on the Yangtze River and Lake Poyang in China. Central populations winter at Keoladeo National Park, India. Western populations winter in Fereidoonkenar and Esfahan in Iran....

Sarus Crane
2009-03-28 14:08:37

The Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) is a species of bird found in northernPakistan and India, Nepal, Southeast Asia and Queensland, Australia. It is a permanent resident of freshwater marshes and plains with little seasonal movement. This species is classified as Vulnerable, as the total global population has drastically declined since about 1980. This decline is expected to continue until at least...

Gray-crowned Crane
2009-03-28 14:02:08

The Gray-crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) is a species of bird found in Africa south of the Sahara. Although it occurs in dry savannah, it nests in somewhat wetter habitats. Two subspecies are recognized: The East African Crested Crane (B. r. gibbericep) occurs from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo through Uganda, of which it is the national bird, and Kenya to eastern South Africa....

Red-crowned Crane
2009-03-28 13:54:57

The Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis), also known as the Japanese Crane or Manchurian Crane, is a species of bird found in Asia. In the spring and summer it is commonly found in Siberia and occasionally in northeastern Mongolia. In the fall, it migrates in flocks to Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, and other countries in East Asia to spend the winter. All Red-crowned Cranes migrate except for a...

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