Scientific Name: Grus grus Common Name: Common Crane Other Name: Eurasian crane
Identifying Features: grey body, black forehead, white streak extending from behind the eyes to the upper back, red crown
- Like most cranes, this species displays indefinite monogamous pair bonds.
- Common crane plays a very important part in Irish culture and folklore.
- The common crane is a fairly social bird while not breeding. Flocks of up to 400 birds may be seen flying together during migration.
This image was clicked by Thomas Landgren– via flickr.
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