Sarus Crane (Grus antigone)
The Sarus, at 156cms, is our tallest bird. The Sarus has a special place in the heart of Indians because of their beauty and their strong pair-bonding.
Once a common sight in wetlands and agricultural fields over much of India, the Sarus today has sadly dwindled in numbers and is considered to be a vulnerable species.
Cranes are large, long-legged and long-necked birds of the order Gruiformes, and family Gruidae.
Image: Sarus Crane
Photographer: Sumit Sen
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