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ViDEO – Natural History Moment – Dance of the Cranes

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ViDEO – Natural History Moment – Dance of the Cranes

Sarus cranes are large non-migratory cranes found in parts of the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Australia. They are the tallest of flying birds, growing to a height of around 5ft 11″ (1.8m). These cranes usually forage around open wetlands, marshes and agricultural lands. Their beautiful, bright red head and necks are a standout feature distinguishing them from other cranes.

Sarus cranes forage on marshes and shallow wetlands for roots, tubers, insects, crustaceans, and small vertebrate prey. Sarus cranes are known to 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. Their territorial call and display is a wonder to watch.

Wonderful moments with these beautiful birds.

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