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Common Cranes in-flight


Common Cranes in-flight
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Copyright: Olgierd Rozycki (rolesox) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 173] (1940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon Zoom Lens EF 75-300mm, SELCO 58mm UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-25 1:24
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The Common Cranes in the region Wilcze village, near Gryfino.
The Common Crane (Grus grus) it is a large, stately bird and a medium-sized crane at 100-130 cm (40-52 in) long, with a 180-240 cm (71-96 in) wingspan and a weight of 4.5-6 kg (10-13.2 lbs). It is grey with a white facial streak and a bunch of black wing plumes. Adults have a red crown patch. It has a loud trumpeting call, given in flight and display. It has a dancing display, leaping with wings uplifted. It breeds in wetlands in northern parts of Europe and Asia. The global population is in the region of 210,000-250,000, with the vast majority nesting in Russia and Scandinavia. In Great Britain the Common Crane became extinct in the 17th century, but a tiny population now breeds again in the Norfolk Broads and is slowly increasing. It is a long distance migrant wintering in Africa (south to Morocco and Ethiopia), southern Europe, and southern Asia (south to northern Pakistan and eastern China). Migrating flocks fly in a V formation.
PL żuraw.


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