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  Common Crane

 

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A Common Crane. It is medium-sized, measuring 100 to 120 centimeters tall, and has a wingspan of up to 240 centimeters.

 

Its head and upper-neck are blackish, with a red patch on the crown, and a broad white band from the ear-coverts down to the upper neck.

 

  Common Crane

 

  Common Crane

 

Its plumage is overall grey, with black-tipped secondaries and long, drooping tertials, mixed with black plumes. The legs and feet are grey, and the bill is pale. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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