Eastern Sarus Crane (Antigone antigone sharpii)

Interesting :

The sarus crane is very large with gray wings and body; abare red head and part of the upper neck; a grayish crown; and a long greenish-gray pointed bill. In flight, the long neck is held straight; the crane's long pink legs trail behind them. The bird has a gray ear covert patch and an orange-red iris. The male is bigger than a female.

Habitat :

Marshes, high altitude wetlands, cultivated lands, and paddyfields.

Food :

quatic animals and plants, small vertebrates, invertebrates, insects, seeds and grains

Current Status :

Extinct in the wild


CLASS : Aves

ORDER : Gruiformes

FAMILY : Gruidae

Reproductive :

These birds are monogamous. Breeding season occurs from July to September. Female lays 1-3 eggs in a bulky stick nest and incubation time is around 31-34 days.

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Update : 11 April 2017