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Hornborgasjön Lake, Västergötland


Make Nikon D300
Lens Nikkor AF-S VR 70-200 mm f/2.8G   at 375 mm
Exposure 1/200 s, f/7.1, ISO 1600 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Kranich Dutch  Kraanvogel
Italian  Gru cenerina Spanish  Grulla Común


Staging sites, where migrating birds gather to rest and feed in the middle of their migration, may witness thousands of cranes gathering at once. However, the flocks of the species are not stable social units but rather groups that ensure greater safety in numbers and collectively draw each other's attention to ideal foraging and roosting sites.

Common Crane


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Common Crane
Grus grus
Grue cendrée

Jean-Michel PAULUS