Species Details


Sarus Crane Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Antigone antigone
Family : Gruidae
Order : Gruiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Sarus Crane is the tallest flying bird in the world (adult bird length approximately 156 cm, weight 8 kg, wing 65 cm, bill 17.5 cm, tarsus 32 cm, tail 24 cm). It looks pale grey above and below. It has a naked red head and an ashy-green crown. It feeds on fish, crustaceans, frogs, lizards, locusts, grasshoppers, other insects and vegetable matter. It breeds in July-September.
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: aussiecreature (www.inaturalist.org/people/aussiecreature ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Mike Nelsonmore information, please contact us.