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Hornborgasjön Lake, Västergötland


Make Nikon D300
Lens Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G   at 420 mm
Exposure 1/320 s, f/5.6, ISO 900 
Image size 632 x 667 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Kranich Dutch  Kraanvogel
Italian  Gru cenerina Spanish  Grulla Común


The global population of cranes is about 210,000–250,000, with the vast majority nesting in Russia and Scandinavia. The primary reason for its decline in the Western Palearctic comes from habitat loss and degradation as a result of dam construction, urbanisation, agricultural expansion, and drainage of wetlands.

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Common Crane
Grus grus
Grue cendrée