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Gruidae  Common Crane,Geotagged,Grus grus,Israel Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. With this population density, landing is a challenge... great shot! Posted 6 years ago
  2. Spectacular shot, Eyal! Promoted. Posted 6 years ago
  3. Eyal, MAJESTIC!!!! Oeeeh, aaah, wow, WOW! Gratz on the promo. Warm in clous, exotic, crisp, beautiful dof, great composition and posture. Posted 6 years ago
  4. Another great shot! Posted 6 years ago

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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 EAmer
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Uploaded Jan 22, 2013. Captured Jan 9, 2013 07:21 in 918, Israel.
  • NIKON D300S
  • f/7.1
  • 1/320s
  • ISO400
  • 400mm