Common crane

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

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The Common crane is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Common Crane is the only species of cranes in Estonia. The name crane is one of the oldest Estonian bird names. It is a big grey bird with some black patches of skin without feathers and some red patches on the back of the head) There is a white band on both sides of the head and neck. Both pinions and legs are black, the bill is greenish-brown. Tail feathers form a characteristic big quill. More

A Common Crane was found and photographed by Virginia Clark on 18 March about one mile south of Muskrat Run WMA in Lincoln County, Nebraska, west of North Platte, and associating with Sandhill Cranes. A leucistic Sandhill Crane was also in the group. Photographs are courtesy of Virginia Clark. CommonCrane_MarkBrogie Leucistic SHCR_2 Common Crane (Grus grus) is an ABA Code-4 species, first found in the ABA Area in 1957. More

Common Crane: First recorded sighting of the species in Thailand - Tuesday, October 20, 2009posted by admin 11:19 AM Common crane in Northern Thailand Tremendous excitement prevailed when a common crane showed up for the first time in Thailand during November 2000. Experts had predicted the species would eventually be seen in the Kingdom (Lekagul & Round 1991) but the arrival of the crane was nonetheless big news for bird lovers. More

The Common Crane (Grus grus), also known as the Eurasian Crane, is a bird of the family Gruidae, the cranes. Immatures at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. Adults & Immatures at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. It is a large, stately bird and a medium-sized crane at 100–130 cm (40–52 in) long, with a 180–240 cm (71–96 in) wingspan and a weight of 4.5–6 kg (10–13.2 lbs). It is grey with a white facial streak and a bunch of black wing plumes. More

"Colour marking of Common Cranes in Europe: an introduction Marking of Common Cranes (Grus grus) in Europe with individual three-colour codes was proposed for the first time during the meeting of the European Crane Workgroup in Hungary 1985 by the Spanish Working Group, after having been preliminarily discussed during the III International Crane Workshop, India 1983. The goal was to start with colour banding during the "Crane hard work year 1988". More

The Common Crane is a medium-sized bird that has also been called the Eurasian Crane. Breeding grounds for the species are found in the wetlands of northern Europe and Asia, and they mostly nest in Russia and Scandinavia. In the 17th century, the Common Crane became extinct in Great Britain, but a small population is now increasing in the Norfolk Broads. They are long-distance migrants, traveling to Africa, southern Europe and southern Asia in winter months. More

Common Crane: This species breeds in northern parts of Europe and western Asia. It is a long distance migrant wintering in Africa and southern Europe. In North America it appears as an accidental vagrant to central Alaska, western Canada, the Great Plains, and the Midwest. Numbers in Europe have declined over the last 300 years because of disturbance, shooting and drainage. Common Crane breeds on forest clearings, bogs and other wetlands, fields and meadows with ponds. More

Common crane eggs, on nest© Joe Blossom / Common crane tending to eggs on nest© Markus Varesvuo / Common crane hatchling at nest with unhatched egg© Joe Blossom / Common crane chick© Jorma Luhta / Common crane with two chicks at nest© Damschen / ARCO / Pair of adult common cranes with juvenile, walking and calling© Neil Bowman / More

The most widely distributed of all cranes (4), the common crane is a large and impressive waterbird with a long neck, beak and legs (5). The plumage is mainly slate grey, with black flight feathers (2) (5) (6), the innermost of which are greatly elongated, forming a drooping, bushy ‘cloak’ over the tail (5) (6). In contrast, the neck, chin and throat are dark grey to black, with a black forehead and a distinctive white stripe that runs from behind the eye, down the neck and to the upper back. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Common Crane is classed as Scarce: broadly speaking, species that are covered in British Birds' annual review of scarce species (and forms of similar rarity). More

The Common Crane is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. More

But the Common Crane is not only a symbol. It is also an improved bird, being able to fly at great elevation and on long distances. It invariably follows the same way, a band of a hundred kilometres of width, which leads it in autumn from northern Europe towards France, Spain and North Africa, and return in spring by the same way. The species breeds in northern Europe, Scandinavia, Denmark, Poland, Russia and Siberia. More

SmugMugHome Login Help View Cart Common Crane Common Crane, Grus grus gallery pages: 1 Al Ain Camel Racetrack, 12.10.1996 © Simon Aspinall Al Ain Camel Racetrack, 12.10.1996 © Simon Aspinall Al Ain Camel Racetrack, 12.10.1996 © Simon Aspinall Al Ain Camel Racetrack, 12.10. More

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Order : Gruiformes
Family : Gruidae
Genus : Grus
Species : grus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)