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Sarus Crane

(Grus antigone)
Size: 1.1-1.3 m (female), 1.3-1.5 m (male); wing span 2.2-2.5 m
Weight: 5-12 kg

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Sarus Crane at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "gilliae"

ADULT

Close-up lateral view of an adult Sarus Crane (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[100 km NW of Croydon, QLD, October 2014]

Lateral view of an adult Sarus Crane, right, with the head of an immature also visible on the left (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[100 km NW of Croydon, QLD, October 2014]

Dorsal view of an adult Sarus Crane (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[100 km NW of Croydon, QLD, October 2014]

Direct comparison between an adult Sarus Crane, right, and an adult Brolga, on the left (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[100 km NW of Croydon, QLD, October 2014]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Small group of Sarus Cranes and Brolgas, with an immature Sarus Crane on the right; note the large number of birds in the background (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[100 km NW of Croydon, QLD, October 2014]

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