Gruiformes  Common Crane,Geotagged,Gruidae,Gruiformes,Grus grus,Israel

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The Common Crane , also known as the Eurasian Crane, is a bird of the family Gruidae, the cranes.

It is a large, stately bird and a medium-sized crane at 100–130 cm long, with a 180–240 cm wingspan and a weight of 4.5–6 kg . It is grey with a white facial streak and a bunch of black wing plumes. Adults have a red crown patch. It has a loud trumpeting call, given in flight and display. It has a dancing display, leaping with wings uplifted.

It breeds in wetlands.. more

Similar species: Crane-like Birds
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Feb 18, 2012. Captured Feb 11, 2012 in 918, Israel.
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