Eurasian Crane (Slimbridge May 2015)
The Eurasian Crane is also known as the Common Crane and is of the Gruidae family.
Along with the Demoiselle Crane the Eurasian Crane is the only Crane found in Europe.
The Eurasian Crane is found in Northern Europe and Asia.
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1000mm to 1300mm (40" to 52")
Appearance - Male
The male has Slate Grey plumage with a Black forehead, featherless Red crown, and a White streak from behind the eye to the upper back. The wing plumes are Black and the legs and feet are dark Grey.
Appearance - Female
Similar to the male.
Wetlands, Marshes, Boreal and Taiga Forrest, Moors and Bogs.
Grass Roots, Leaves, Fruit, Pondweed, Berries, Potatoes, Olives, Cereal, Insects, Snails, Worms, Fish, small Mammals and Birds.
Late April to Early May.
The nest is in or very near to shallow water with vegetation nearby for cover.
Colour: Olive Brown with Red Brown spots.