Sarus Crane
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Sarus Crane
Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) - photograph by David Behrens

Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) is a local and declining breeding resident in Haryana. This bird is found in wetlands and near cultivation. Sarus Crane is the only resident breeding crane in India and is the world’s tallest flying bird. This Crane is a long-legged, long-necked grey bird with a naked red head. In Haryana, the Sultanpur National Park and the Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary are the only known stable areas for breeding Sarus Cranes in the state.

Order: GRUIFORMES    Family: Gruidae    Size: 155 cm

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