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Firmly planted Closeup of the feet of the Sarus Crane bird. As you can see, these feet spread the weight so that it can walk in muddy areas. Birds,Geotagged,Grus antigone,Papegaaienpark VeldHoven,Parrot Park Veldhoven,Sarus Crane,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge

Firmly planted

Closeup of the feet of the Sarus Crane bird. As you can see, these feet spread the weight so that it can walk in muddy areas.

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The Sarus Crane is a large non-migratory crane found in parts of the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Australia. The tallest of the flying birds, standing at a height of up to 1.8 m , they are conspicuous and iconic species of open wetlands. The Sarus Crane is easily distinguished from other cranes in the region by the overall grey colour and the contrasting red head and upper neck. They forage on marshes and shallow wetlands for roots, tubers, insects, crustaceans and small vertebrate.. more

Similar species: Crane-like Birds
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Apr 26, 2012. Captured Mar 18, 2012 15:40 in Wintelresedijk, 5507 Veldhoven, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/500s
  • ISO900
  • 380mm