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Copyright: Marcin Pakulski (marcin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-20 13:11
Viewed: 2691
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Crane (Grus grus),
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. 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 in northern parts of Europe and Asia. The global population is in the region of 210,000-250,000, with the vast majority nesting in Russia and Scandinavia. In Great Britain the Common Crane became extirpated in the 17th century, but a tiny population now breeds again in the Norfolk Broads and is slowly increasing.

It is a long distance migrant wintering in Africa (south to Morocco and Ethiopia), southern Europe, and southern Asia (south to northern Pakistan and eastern China). Migrating flocks fly in a V formation.

It is a rare visitor to western North America, where birds are occasionally seen with flocks of migrating Sandhill Cranes.

It is omnivorous, eating leaves, roots, berries (including notably the cranberry, which is probably named after the species), insects, small birds and mammals.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-04-20 23:09]

Hello Marcin
A wonderful capture with a specie I never seen yet.
Thanks for sharing
Razvan

Hello Marcin,
This is a good photo of the Common Crane. I like the POV, details and nice colors. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2010-05-06 12:28]

Siema Marcin !
Ladna para , super kolory , ciekawe gdzie on ja prowadzi :)
Pozdrawiam Slawek

Witaj Marcinie!

Ładnie zdjęta para żurawi. Mimo wszystko chyba było dosyć daleko i musiałes sporo wyciąć z kadru, co odbiło sie nieco na rozdzielczości obrazu

Pozdrawiam
Jacek

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