Common Crane
Grus grus

– very large bird, larger than White Stork
– diurnal/nocturnal migrant, strictly over Land
– usually migrates in small to very large flocks in formation
– very vocal


Common Crane Grus grus, AD
BIF0075, 26/03/2012, Vieritz, Germany, Mathias Putze


Common Crane Grus grus, AD
BIF0168, 13/10/2010, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze


Common Crane Grus grus, AD, 1CY
BIF0174, 26/10/2012, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze


Common Crane Grus grus, 1CY
BIF0076, 13/10/2012, Untere Havelniederung, Germany, Mathias Putze


Common Crane Grus grus, 1CY
BIF0166, 13/10/2010, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze


Common Crane Grus grus
BIF0077, 26/10/2012, Gülper See, Germany, Mathias Putze


Common Crane Grus grus
BIF0079, 31/10/2012, Nuthe-Nieplitz-Niederung, Germany, Mathias Putze


Common Crane Grus grus
BIF1106, 06/05/2008, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze


Common Crane Grus grus, AD, 1CY, calls during migration
BIF0080, 12/10/2007, Bösewig, Germany, Patrick Franke
Sennheiser ME66

Common Crane Grus grus, AD, 1CY, huge flocks flying in to roost
BIF0996, 02/11/2016, Linumer Teiche, Germany
Zoom H1, Roland Neumann

comparison species:
Demoiselle Crane

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