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Crane (bird)


Sandhill Cranes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Gruidae

Cranes are a family of large, long-legged and long-necked birds of the order Gruiformes, family Gruidae. Unlike the similar but unrelated herons, they fly with necks outstretched, not pulled back. Most have elaborate and noisy courting displays or "dances".

They eat suitably sized prey such as amphibians.

There are representatives of this group on most continents.

The relationships with other members of the same order are shown below;


Species list

Genus Grus

Genus Anthropoides

Genus Balearica

Genus Bugeranus

  • Wattled Crane, Bugeranus carunculatus

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