SARUS CRANE

Antigone antigone

  • Common name:
    SARUS CRANE

    Scientific name:
    Antigone antigone

    Class:
    Birds

    Order:
    Gruiformi

    Family:
    Gruidi

    Provenance:
    Southerm Asia

    Diet:
    plant – insect – small invertebrates

    Habitat:
    arshy ground, rice field

    Reproduction:
    spawn: 2 – Incubation: 31-34 days

  • At first sight, the large Sarus Crane, with its long legs and lanky neck is similar to the stork and heron, nevertheless it has no relationship to these species. It is very big compared to others of the same family. It has a beautiful gray plumage with a red head and a white crown. While flying, the neck and the legs are stretched out. There are no destinctions between males and females. It lives in groups of 2-5 individuals. The nest is built on the ground and the female lays 2-3 eggs that are incubated by both parents.