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Cranes migrating southward going to spend the winter in Africa. tens of thousands of crane pass through Israel twice a year, to spend the winters in Africa and return to summer in Europe and Northern Asia. Common Crane,Fall,Geotagged,Grus grus Click/tap to enlarge

Cranes migrating southward

going to spend the winter in Africa. tens of thousands of crane pass through Israel twice a year, to spend the winters in Africa and return to summer in Europe and Northern Asia.

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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 Yael Orgad
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By Yael Orgad

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Uploaded Nov 20, 2020. Captured Nov 18, 2020 11:28 in 98.
  • COOLPIX B700
  • f/6.3
  • 10/4000s
  • ISO100
  • 236.5mm