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Demoiselle Crane Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Anthropoides virgo
Family : Gruidae
Order : Gruiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Demoiselle Crane is a tall bird with showy ear-tufts (adult bird length approximately 100 cm, weight 2.5 kg, wing 50 cm, bill 6.8 cm, tarsus 18 cm, tail 17 cm). It looks grey overall except for its black head, neck, throat and upper breast. It feeds on cereal crops and vegetable matter. It breeds in May-July. The courtship display includes elaborate communal dances consisting of vigorous running, bowing.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Paul Cools(www.inaturalist.org/people/Paul Cools),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.