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The Crane Thesa(u)rus

The Crane Thesa(u)rus
The Crane Thesa(u)rus
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  • Name: Grus antigone antigone
  • Population: 8,000-10,000
  • Habitat: Wetlands in northern, central and western India
  • Status: Globally threatened, declining
  • Fast facts: Among the oldest bird species, the world's tallest flying bird
  • Best seen in: Etawah, Mainpuri (UP), Keoladeo National Park (Rajasthan), Kheda (Gujarat)
  • Behaviour: Paired for life, the unison call of male and female Saruses is highly synchronised. Mating is mostly in the monsoon, preceded by a rain dance
  • Threats: Vanishing wetlands, reduced toleration by farmers due to crop loss, electricity cables, pesticide poisoning and wildlife trade
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