A pair of strikingly beautiful crowned crane birds from South Africa

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Grey Crowned Crane
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Cranes at the Ueno Zoo, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Cranes at the Ueno Zoo, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Japanese crane with chicks
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Japanese crane with chicks.

A pair of strikingly beautiful crowned crane birds from South Africa

Types of Crane birds
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A pair of strikingly beautiful crowned crane birds from South Africa.

Types of Crane birds - Common Crane
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A Common crane (Grus grus) spreads its wings. These types of Crane birds spend the breeding season in northern Eurasia and then travels south, sometimes even as far as sub-Saharan Africa, for the winter.

Types of Crane birds - Sandhill Crane
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Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) walking in a grass field, Kissimmee, Florida, USA. These types of Crane birds are among the most common and populous cranes.

Types of Crane birds - Sarus Crane
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A couple of Eastern Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) at Huay Jorrakaemak Reservoir Non-Hunting Area, Thailand. These types of Crane birds are the tallest flying birds in the world.

Types of Crane birds - Black-Crowned Crane
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A Black Crowned Crane (Balearica pavonina) on one leg, looking for insects. This type of Crane bird is endemic to sub-Saharan Africa.

Types of Crane birds - Demoiselle Crane
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A Demoiselle Crane standing among yellow and white daisies. This type of Crane bird is endemic to the wetlands, streams, and lakes of Eurasia.

Types of Crane birds - Brolga
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The Brolga (Antigone rubicunda), formerly known as the native companion, is a bird in the crane family. This type of Crane bird has been given the name Australian crane.

What Do Crane Flies Eat - Crane Fly On Leaf
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What Do Crane Flies Eat - Crane Fly Larvae
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Crane Fly - Close Up of Crane Fly
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What Do Sandhill Cranes Eat - Sandhill Crane Hunting
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What DO Sandhill Cranes Eat - Family Picture
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Largest Crane - Sarus Crane
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They are the least social crane species but still form lifelong pair bonds, congregate in small family groups, and join large flocks outside the breeding season.

Largest Crane - Wattled Crane
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Largest Cranes - Red-crowned Crane
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Largest Crane - Brolga
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Largest Cranes - Sandhill Crane
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Largest Crane - Common Crane

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Largest Cranes - Black-necked Crane
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Largest Animals - White-naped Crane
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Birds with the craziest hair: Demoiselle Crane
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Crane fly
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Crane flies have legs that are twice the length of their bodies

Birds with mohawks: Grey Crowned Crane
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Highest Flying Birds-Common crane
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Common Crane, Grus grus, in Lake Hornborga, Sweden. Cranes fly so high they even fly over the Himalayas.

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