• saurus crane
  • crane

Big Birds:

The Sarus Crane is the tallest of the flying birds, standing at a height of up to 5.9 feet. They are a conspicuous and iconic species of open wetlands.

Like other cranes, they form long-lasting pair-bonds and maintain territories within which they perform territorial and courtship displays that include loud trumpeting, leaps and dance-like movements.

Sarus Crane numbers have declined greatly in the last century and it has been estimated that the current population is a tenth or less (perhaps 2.5%) of the numbers that existed in the 1850s.

Classifications

Species Name:
Saurus Cranes
Scientific Name:
Grus antigone
Continent:
Asia
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