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Vagrant Siberian crane (Grus leucogeranus) in Hong Kong! Mai Po Nature Reserve, Hong Kong. Jan 17, 2017. Geotagged,Grus leucogeranus,Hong Kong,Siberian crane,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Vagrant Siberian crane (Grus leucogeranus) in Hong Kong!

Mai Po Nature Reserve, Hong Kong. Jan 17, 2017.

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  1. This guy showed up at Mai Po last December with a juvenile, only the second time the species had ever been seen in HK, well to the south of their usual wintering grounds. I read about it, and thought: Man I wish I were in Hong Kong right now! Cut to a month later, and I find out it's still there, it waited for me! An amazing bird, one of only 3000 left of its kind, and a privilege to have seen it. Posted one month ago
    1. What a privilege! But one well deserved. Posted one month ago

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The Siberian crane , also known as the Siberian white crane or the snow crane, is a bird of the family Gruidae, the cranes. They are distinctive among the cranes, adults are nearly all snowy white, except for their black primary feathers that are visible in flight and with two breeding populations in the Arctic tundra of western and eastern Russia. The eastern populations migrate during winter to China while the western population winters in Iran and formerly, in India and Nepal. Among the cranes,.. more

Similar species: Crane-like Birds
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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Uploaded Mar 14, 2017. Captured Jan 17, 2017 13:05 in Unnamed Road, Hong Kong.
  • PENTAX K-3
  • f/8.0
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO400
  • 300mm