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Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 456 mm
Exposure 1/1000, f/13.0, ISO 800 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Kranich Dutch  Kraanvogel
Italian  Gru cenerina Spanish  Grulla Común


The Common Crane is a fairly social bird while not breeding. Flocks of up to 400 birds may be seen flying together during migration. On March 4, 2013, we watched a dozen such flocks flying north. The nine cranes shown are a small selection of one of these gatherings.

Common Crane


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Common Crane
Grus grus
Grue cendrée

Jean-Michel PAULUS