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Common Crane Grus grus lilfordi  
Common Crane
Photographer : © Jugal Tiwari
Location :Chhari Dhandh, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Date : 18 March 2013
English synonyms:Crane, Gray Crane, Grey Crane, Eurasian Crane, European Crane
Bird Family :Gruidae - Typical Cranes
Bird Group :GRUIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Some 2000 birds are still seen around Chhari Dhandh. The I st year juveniles following the parents are now separating from the parents. The nuptial dance is seen very often in the flocks about to return to their breeding grounds. The plumage colour is also changing. - JT