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Pair of dancing Brolgas

(Grus rubicunda)
Alternate name(s): "Native Companion", "Australian Crane"
Aboriginal name(s): "brolga", "burralga" [gamilaraay, yuwaalaraay], "burraalga" [yuwalayaay], "baralga" ("poralka")

Size: 80 cm - 1.3 m; wing span 1.7 - 2.4 m
Weight: 3.7-8.7 kg

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In July 2013 B. Hensen took the following sequence of photos of a dancing pair of Brogas at Fogg Dam CR, NT.

Pair of dancing Brolgas (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)

Pair of dancing Brolgas (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)

Pair of dancing Brolgas (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)

Pair of dancing Brolgas (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)

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