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Common Crane Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Grus grus
Family : Gruidae
Order : Gruiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Rivers
Description : The Common Crane is a big bird with a long neck and legs (adult bird length approximately 115 cm, weight 5 kg, wing 55 cm, bill 11 cm, tarsus 24 cm, tail 20 cm). It looks greyish overall with a black head, upperneck and a red patch on the crown. It feeds on shoots, tubers, grains, insects and small reptiles. Courtship display includes an elaborate dance sequence and trumpeting duets.
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: sofya_priezzhih(www.inaturalist.org/people/sofya_priezzhih),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Stanislas Wrozamore information, please contact us.